Cold Case FilesColumbia College's forensic science program is very strong. Our Cold Case Homicide class has given students hands-on experience helping the police crack actual unsolved murder cases.
During Spring Semester 2009, Himmel secured documents of a unsolved 1989 Columbia, Mo., murder, and unleashed his students. These dedicated students then examined, digitized, placed in a proper time sequence and otherwise organized up to 500 pages of evidence.
"They [Himmel and his class] get more done in a semester than we can get done in two years," said John Short, a Columbia detective.
This award-winning min-documentary was produced by the Columbia City Channel.
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