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Police Release Photo of Potential Piece of Evidence to Help Solve Michigan Murder Cold Case

The Burton Police Department in Michigan is looking for help in a 2000 murder case.

By Becca van Sambeck
A still image from Cold Justice Season 6 Episode 23

Danyese LaClair was murdered on April 24, 2000. To this day, her murder remains unsolved — but there is a way you can help.

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LaClair's case was featured on a recent Season 6 episode of "Cold Justice," with investigators Kelly Siegler and Steve Spingola teaming with the Burton Police Department in a attempt to track down her murderer.

On April 23, 2000, LaClair, then 32, left her job at a local hospital at 11:38 p.m. She was never seen alive again.

Her car, a red Chevy Cavalier, was spotted at the town's post office at around midnight. The car was still running, the window was down, and the driver's door was open. There was no sign of LaClair or her purse.

The next day, her body was found in a nearby field. She was wearing only her underwear and a trench coat. she had been shot at close range in the head once. 

Investigators surmised she had been abducted at the post office and then murdered.

While the investigation on "Cold Justice" was able to rule out multiple suspects — including LaClair's husband and a coworker — they were unable to identify the person who brutally executed LaClair 23 years ago.

Now, authorities have released a new potential piece of evidence to potentially help solve the cold case by garnering tops from the public. Police believe her killer may have worn the ring, pictured below.

Gold Ring Allegedly Worn By Danyese LaClair's Killer

If you have any information, please contact Lt. Kevin Kissel at the Burton Police Department at (810) 742-2542.

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