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Investigators Focusing On Surveillance Video In Homicide Case

March 26, 2014, 5:59 PM by Brady Mallory

Investigators Focusing On Surveillance Video In Homicide Case

Investigators are not getting as much help from the public as before while they continue to search for Kari Kirkegaard's killer.  It has been more than a week since a family member discovered her body.

"We still communicate with the family regularly.  We're still very much aware of their grief, and I just want the public to know there are a lot of dedicated folks working hard on this," Lt. Matt Burns with the Sioux Falls Police Department, said.

Burns said every investigation takes time.  Early on, authorities received a high amount of tip calls from the public. 

"As time goes on, those things do slow down.  It's not necessarily a bad thing," Burns said.

"It's nice to get those tips; nice to get that information.  But on the other side, it's nice to have a break from those," Sioux Falls Police Public Information Officer Sam Clemens said.

Clemens said this allows detectives to focus on the leads they have and narrow the scope of their investigation.  Currently, Burns said they are mainly looking at surveillance video, which has been collected from several neighboring businesses.  This has given investigators many angles and views to look at.

"That is proven helpful, but there's a lot of it.  So, it takes a lot of time to go through.  It's tedious; it's painstaking, of course.  But it's very important and we don't want to leave any detail out," Burns said.

As authorities continue to search for answers, Burns said they will continue to move the case forward.

"We're confident and hopeful in the direction this investigation is going," Burns said.

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