Oklahoma sells cold case playing cards in prisons
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma authorities are hoping to solve killings and other cold cases by selling playing cards that feature the cases to prisoners.
The first in a planned series of decks is already on sale for $1.42 at six of the state’s lockups, and a second deck is already being planned.
The cards are reminiscent of those distributed to U.S. troops during the Iraq War that featured members of Saddam Hussein’s government, except these feature unsolved cases from 1978 through 2013.
“We recognize that virtually every single case that is unresolved, there is information that rests within at least one individual, if not more than one individual,” he said. “It’s our belief that … much of this information I speak of rests within individuals who are incarcerated,” said Stan Florence, director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Playing cards featuring unsolved and unidentified homicides or missing person cases are displayed at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Oklahoma City, Wednesday.