7 years after traffic death, family knows what happened

SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) – Seven years after an unidentified man was hit by a car as he crossed U.S. 49 at night, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office knows who he was, and his family knows what happened to him.

The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1LtnAyV ) reports that the family called the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office after the newspaper published a forensic artist’s sketch of the man with a handlebar mustache and wavy brown hair.

He was 40-year-old Charles Scott Kirby of Saucier. He died Feb. 3, 2008.

It’s the first cold case solved by since the sheriff’s office began reviewing old cases nearly two years ago, after getting a federal grant to pay for DNA tests. Investigators also found other files that deserved a second look, such as Kirby’s.

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