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Resource ID: #22853
Subject: Investigations
Source: WXIN-TV (Indianapolis, IN)
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Date: 03/01/2006; 04/10/2006; 04/11/2006; 04/12/2006; 04/22/2006; 05/10/2006; 10/06/2006; 10/09/2006; 10/26/2006; 10/30/2006; 10/31/2006; 12/01/2006; 12/20/2006

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WXIN-TV reporter Kimberly King spent most of 2006 looking into the police investigation of the death of Jill Behrman, an Indiana University-Bloomington sophomore who disappeared in May 2000. Her body was found in 2003, "miles from where detectives thought (she) had been killed." For the intervening three years, "investigators built their case around a convicted woman's false confession." But after the body was discovered, a lead detective sealed the public records regarding the case and did little to pursue it further. Spurred by a request from a relative of Behrman, WXIN worked on the story for three years, finally spending 2006 blowing it open. As a result, police moved further on the case.

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