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The Mystery Boy From 1963 In Jackson County Finally Identified

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Computer generated photo of Stevie Crawford

TV crime dramas can give us an incorrect view of major crime cases: they are not all solved in a single hour.

Like most police agencies, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department houses a cold-case unit, dedicated to eventually solving crimes committed years ago.

The case of toddler Stevie Crawford dates back to 1963, when his body was found weighted down in a lake east of Ashland.

Technology slowly added to the ability of cold-case investigators to figure out his identity and fate.

We hear the details of the nearly 60-year effort to solve the case from retired Det. Sgt. Colin Fagan and retired Special Investigator Jim Tattersall.

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