Despite new DNA tests, Walker family murder remains a mystery

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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:02 am

OSPREY, FL - New DNA evidence in the murder of an osprey family will not crack open the 50 year old cold case.

The Walker family was murdered in their home in 1959.

Investigators suspected that two convicted killers from Kansas, Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, may have been involved.

The crime they committed in Kansan inspired the Truman Capote book, "In Cold Blood."

The two killers were on the run in Florida around the time the Walker family was shot to death, and have long been considered suspects.

Earlier this year, the bodies of the two men were exhumed from gravesites in Kanasas, and DNA samples were collected.

Now investigators say the samples could not be matched to DNA found at the Osprey crime scene.

However, they still believe Hickock and Smith are the most viable suspects for the family's murder.

7 South Newsroom Reporter Josh Taylor is taking a closer look at the state of the decades long investigation.

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