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Multi-Part Series Focuses On Unsolved Murders of Black Pittsburgh Residents

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Ryan Loew
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Public Source
Wynona Hawkins-Harper holds a photo of her son Jamar Hawkins, who was shot and killed in Penn Hills in 2013 at age 31.

From 2010 through 2015, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police investigated 311 homicides. Only 163 of those have been cleared with an arrest or other explanation for the death. This week WESA, working with our content partner Public Source has begun airing the multi-part series, The Aftermath of Murder, on unsolved African American homicides in Pittsburgh. Joining us to discuss the series are WESA reporter Megan Harris and Public Source reporter Jeffrey Benzing. 

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