INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Indiana Department of Correction is once again counting on adeck of playing cards to help solve homicides.
Only inmates in Indiana's 27 prisons can purchase the cards. Thedeck profiles 52 unsolved homicides and missing person cases fromaround the state.
They are the faces of people murdered and missing acrossIndiana. Each victim on the cards features information about theircase and the crime. The cards will soon be distributed to Indianaprisoners in the hopes of getting them to talk.
"He may know of something, one small clue that might provide away for law enforcement to solve a crime," said Doug Garrison withthe Department of Correction.
The six and seven of spades feature the murders of Blake andChynna Dickus of Franklin. Both were killed in their home in 2006.Their case remains unsolved.
The nine of diamonds is the case of Joyce Parham ofIndianapolis.
"For her to have a place on a diamond card, that means the worldto me because I know that it's a mark," said Audrey Wilcox,Parham's daughter.
Parham was found in her east side home in 2007 after a fire. Anautopsy confirmed the fire didn't kill her.
"To find closure would be peace," Wilcox said.
Wilcox talked with 24-Hour News 8 about her mother's murder. Shebelieves there's still hope finding the killer.
"I think it's an effective tool to be able to say we haven'tgiven up yet," she said.
DOC officials are hoping the 51 other families will feel thesame. They are hoping someone with the right hand comes forwardwith information.
"Even if it doesn't immediately solve a crime, it's importantfor us, I think, that the families of these victim's know that lawenforcement still cares," said Garrison.
DOC officials said the deck of playing cards will cost aprisoner $1.50.
When the DOC issued the first addition of playing cards, theyreceived a number of tips but those tips did not solve a case.
To see the victims on the second addition, visit the Department of Corrections website .
Three of clubs case remains unsolved
In 2002, I-Team 8 highlighted the case of Lola Katherine Fryeight years ago. She's the three of clubs in the cold casecards.
Fry disappeared in November 1993, the day she was to give afinal deposition in a class action lawsuit against an Indianapolisplastic surgeon.
I-Team 8 learned her ex-boyfriend was one of the last to seeher. He declined to talk on camera at the time, but I-Team 8learned he failed two polygraph tests.
The case still remains unsolved.
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