9 Cold Cases Solved With Tenacity And Perseverance


1. Krystal Beslanowitch, Murder, 1995






Sheriff Todd Bonner had been investigating the murder of Krystal Beslanowitch since 1995. Beslanowitch, a prostitute was 17-years old when she was found murdered along the Provo River in Utah. She had been killed by a blow to the skull, and hard as investigators tried, they found no solution. Sheriff Todd Bonner kept working on the case for 18 years, when in 2013 he finally got answers thanks to new forensic technologies. Touch DNA was extracted from the rock that killed Krystal. DNA pointed towards Joseph Michael Simpson, a resort bus driver in the region at the time of the murder. Simpson was arrested in 2013 and faced the criminal justice system.Shriff Bonner became a celebrated cop, and the criminal defense attorney for Simpson couldn’t save him from life in prison.