KSP says dated cold cases difficult to solve without confessions

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-While detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 3 may have a few more answers as to what happened to Linda Sue Boards, there are multiple other cold cases that remain unsolved.

Post 3 continues to investigate around 20 unsolved homicides that have occurred in this area, dating back to 1966.

Post 3 is the lead law enforcement agency investigating the murder of 23-year-old, Linda Sue Boards, whose body was discovered in a field in Smiths Grove in May 1981.

Authorities believe Boards was one of the dozens of victims killed by Samuel Little, who was just labeled by the FBI as the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.

While KSP officials admit that because of staffing issues it’s often difficult to investigate these cold cases, they are determined to get closure for the victims’ family and friends.

“It’s difficult with any cold case, especially one 37 years old, to have any movement or any new information. It’s a great thing for the victim and the victim’s family to be able to close this case. To be able to get information and hold somebody accountable to this,” said Daniel Priddy, public information officer at KSP Post 3.

Detectives say they need the public’s help more than anything. If you have information on any unsolved cases, please call Kentucky State Police Post 3 at (270) 782-2010.