Turning to the Past to Help Solve Mysteries

Sam Langley, Junior was found murdered back in May of 1992, but now Pitt County Sheriff's Deputies are taking a second look at his case and others that have remained unsolved. They're doing it by turning to one of the best pieces of evidence they can ask for, fingerprints.

The county normally re-examines fingerprints for about three or four years, but they are going even further back now. Plus, they say as time passes more possible suspects are entered into the fingerprint database, increasing their chances of finding wanted criminals. Deputies add fingerprints can even be better than DNA evidence.

No word yet if any matches have come up in the Langley murder case.