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Web sleuths help solve cold cases

For mental health counselor Sheree Greenwood, the key to the case was a distinctive T-shirt; Bobby Lingoes homed in on some tattooed initials; and Tonya Finsterwald fixated on the unidentified body in New Jersey wearing swimming trunks and a missing Pennsylvania man who loved water sports.

All three of these amateur sleuths used freely available Internet resources to help reunite the unidentified dead with their names.

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