Taylor case on TNT’s “Cold Justice” airs tonight

WTHI Photo, Jon Swaner
WTHI Photo, Jon Swaner

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – In July, the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office cracked their second cold case in 2014.

It was also the second time the office received assistance from the TNT reality drama, “Cold Justice.”

July 1st is when police took Earl Taylor into custody for the murder of his first wife, Kathy.

She was found dead in April 1975.

Taylor was later arrested in 1987, but not for Kathy’s murder, but that of his second wife, Mindy.

The Indiana Department of Correction released Taylor about 6 months prior to when the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office arrested him for Kathy’s murder.

The Sheriff’s Office says it will be nice to be on national television again, but their focus is on the victim and her family.

“We just have to remember a very young lady lost her life in this case,” said Vigo County Chief Deputy Clark Cottom.  “It’s not a day of celebration.  It might be a day of closure for some and maybe a time of relief.”

Cottom also points out that the case is not yet resolved.

There’s still a trial date, and Cottom says the Sheriff’s Office says their focus remains getting a conviction in this case.

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