CONSTANTINE — Police are stepping up efforts to find the killer of a Michigan girl.
11-year-old Jodi Parrack was murdered in the village of Constantine three years ago. She was riding her bike home from a friend’s house when she disappeared. Several hours later, Parrack's mom found her body in a cemetery near her home.
The Constantine police chief has worked to solve the crime. Late last year, he asked Michigan State Police for help. A team of four investigators has been assigned to work the case full-time until it is solved.
“I believe in this case, this is very solvable,” said Detective 1st Lt. Chuck Christensen.
The first phase of the investigation is organizing thousands of pages of reports, evidence, and leads.
“What I think this [investigation] has lacked is a team in place to go through every bit of information to make sure nothing was missed, which is what these guys are doing,” said Det. Christensen.
In a few weeks, the team will relocate to Constantine to begin conducting interviews in the field.
Det. Christensen said sometimes police are more willing to give out information years after a crime.
“As time goes on relationships change, people change, their life changes, or life status changes where sometimes they're more willing to talk or might tell something that they knew in the past, but weren't willing to give up at that point,” he explained.
State police are confident the dedicated team of investigators will solve the case.