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Thousands of homicide cases remain unsolved, years or decades later

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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
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Yvonne and Bilalian Pinckney, 14, and 10.

The victim has been mourned, his or her remains now buried or cremated to be visited by friends and family.

But the question remains, sometimes for years or even decades — who killed them, and why?

Northeast Florida has thousands of cold cases, defined as an unsolved criminal investigation of a homicide or abduction "that has stopped being actively pursued because of a lack of evidence," according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida times-Union.