Posted Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at 2:27 PM
In an effort to solve a cold case from 1959, authorities have exhumed the bodies of two men executed for murders that became the basis of Truman Capote's true-crime book In Cold Blood.
Richard Hickock and Perry Smith were hanged for the murders of Herb and Bonnie Clutter and their children on Nov. 15, 1959. The two had fled to Florida and may have been responsible for the deaths of Cliff and Christine Walker and their two children on Dec. 19, 1959.
Bone fragments were collected from the exhumed bodies at the request of a Sarasota County sheriff's detective and will undergo DNA testing to help authorities piece together the second set of murders.