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Police Solved 51-Year-Old Cold Case Only To Find Suspect Had Died Days Before Arrest

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Published on January 30, 2019 - Duration: 00:59s

Police Solved 51-Year-Old Cold Case Only To Find Suspect Had Died Days Before Arrest

The suspect in a 51 year old cold case died just three days before authorities in Washington state were granted an arrest warrant.

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Police Solved 51-Year-Old Cold Case Only To Find Suspect Had Died Days Before Arrest

The suspect in a 51 year old cold case died just three days before authorities in Washington state were granted an arrest warrant.

????The Spokane County Sheriff’s office planned to arrest 85-year-old Duke Pierson -- a former sheriff’s deputy -- in connection to the 1967 murder of Dorothy Fielding.

????Fielding was reported missing in August of 1967 and her body was discovered eight months later in a shallow grave.

????The deaths of Ruby Lampson and the suspicious suicide of Pierson's first wife Sandra lead police to believe the cases may be connected.

????However, the trail went cold and it wasn't until April 2018 that the case was reopened into Dorothy Fielding's murder...????Investigators found evidence that lead them to believe that Duke Pierson and Fielding were having an affair before she went missing.

????They also found that fielding and Lampson were friends...????Their investigation lead to the recent arrest warrant charging Pierson with the murder of Fielding.????However, police were let down once again when they found out that Pierson had passed away on January 22nd.

????Detective Kirk Keyser interviewed Pierson at his home in Alabama in 2018 who admitted to dating thousands of women…????Adding that if he had dated Fielding, it was for no more than a week.

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