I.C.E Agents Take On Cold Cases
They're called cold cases- but a team of volunteer "ice agents" with the Marion County Sheriff's Office are working together to try to heat them up.
The program began in 2007 with a federal grant that allowed ice agents to re-open 21 cold cases.
In that time, the agents were able to solve a homicide case and stir up several leads.
Although the grant money has run out which paid for the investigators over time, ice agents will continue to press on for answers.
I.C.E Agent and former prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office Jim Phillips says,
"It's just a matter of trying to coordinate the testimony and meeting the standard, particularly in the case where you have a missing victim."
First on their list, is the case of Christine Wiles- who went missing in 2007 and was last seen with this man, Billy Ashton.
Wiles blood was found in the trunk of a car in the Ocala National Forest.
Ashton is now considered a person of interest.
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