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"Investigation Discovery" Channel to Feature Solved Wisconsin Cold Case Homicide


The program “Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets” will feature the 1980 case
of Tim Hack and Kelly Drew.


MADISON — On the evening of Monday, July 16, the Investigation Discovery program, “Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets,” will remember the lives of two Jefferson County teens, Tim Hack and Kelly Drew, who were found murdered in 1980 after disappearing from a wedding reception. In the summer of 2009, a suspect was arrested and later, pleaded guilty to the double murder.


The program's producers interviewed Detective Chad Garcia with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and retired Department of Justice (DOJ), Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Special Agent Rick Luell. With federal grant money for its Cold Case Unit, the DOJ assisted the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in re-visiting the decades-old case. Analysts at the State Crime Lab matched DNA found on clothing belonging to one of the victims to the killer.


“Cold case investigations can be especially difficult to solve but no less of a priority, which is why we have a unit and other resources dedicated to assisting local agencies with these investigations,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “And it's important we recognize the many who play a role in finding justice, especially the victims' families, because it takes tremendous courage on their part as well.”


The episode, “A Deadly Harvest,” premieres Monday, July 16, 2012, at 9:30 pm CT on Investigation Discovery. Dave Hack, Tim Hack's father, and Patrick Hack, Tim's younger brother, also were interviewed. Visit the following link to learn more about Monday night's episode: Preview "A Deadly Harvest" In the Madison area, Investigation Discovery is Channel 260/HD 1260 on AT&T U-verse; Channel 146 on Charter; Channel 285 on DIRECTV and Channel 192 on DISH Network, but viewers are encouraged to check their local listings for exact program information.