open investigation

noun

Definition of open investigation

: a case that is still being investigated (as by the police) We can't talk about the case. It's still an open investigation.

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“Open investigation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open%20investigation. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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