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Spokane Woman Hopes Cold Case Cards Solve Killing

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane woman is hoping "cold case" playing cards will help identify the person who shot her mother to death nearly 40 years ago.

The Spokesman-Review reports Rita Amunrud is raising money to print playing cards with victims of unsolved homicides and missing person cases. She wants to distribute the cards in Washington prisons, hoping that an inmate will see them and provide crucial information.

Amunrud's mother, Lura-Marie Ethel Ritchie, is the queen of hearts in the deck she wants to distribute. She was found shot to death in 1971 near Airway Heights.

A Florida company prints cold case cards that have been distributed in 12 states.

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