Police still looking for clues in cold case as anniversary looms

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FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) — Investigators are trying to apply some heat to the Dickus double homicide case before the 9-year-anniversary approaches.

A fresh set of eyes may help shed new light on the deaths of Chynna and Blake Dickus found stabbed to death in their home.

The Franklin City Police Department outsourced the non-profit team based in Philadelphia.

The Vidocq Society, filled with the nation’s leading forensic professionals spent weeks looking over the file with former FBI profilers, homicide investigators, scientists, and crime scene investigators. They believe there’s been five thefts reported within a half mile radius of the Dickus crime scene may be connected.

“I want answers and whoever is responsible brought to justice. Our whole family is still hoping and praying the killer or killers are found. It’s almost been nine years and the pain of losing them doesn’t get easier,” said Blake’s mother, Christina Dickus.

“All of the break-ins happened during the day, Monday through Friday from June 2006 to June 2007. Each case we noticed ransacking was involved and items from the refrigerator were stolen. There was also a unique form of entry, the mesh screen was cut open in a T-shaped design. I want more people to come forward if their homes were burglarized like this,” said Sgt. John Borges with the Franklin City Police Department.

Could these crimes be connected? A high possibility, according to a new psychological profile that took a team effort to develop.

If you have any information to help solve the Dickus double homicide, please call the Franklin City Police tip hotline at 317-346-1100.

A $25,000 reward is still available to anyone who reveals information that leads to an arrest.

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