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Official over 'cold' murder cases addresses Kiwanians


David Davenport, a former Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent in Cocke
County, is the assistant chief of detectives over cold homicide cases. He
addressed the Newport Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Published: 8:20 AM, 11/21/2012 Last updated: 8:21 AM, 11/21/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-The law enforcement official hired to solve "cold", or older, murder cases in East Tennessee said "justice" was a motivating factor for him.

David Davenport, assistant chief of detectives over old cases, a position funded by Knox County, addressed the Newport Kiwanis Club luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

The former Jefferson County sheriff said that since working in his current capacity, since January 2010, he has reviewed over 200 murder cases. He said DNA was submitted on about 30 of those cases.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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