unsolved

adjective
un·​solved | \ ˌən-ˈsälvd How to pronounce unsolved (audio) , -ˈsȯlvd\

Definition of unsolved

: not explained, corrected, or dealt with : not solved an unsolved problem unsolved math equations

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In 2016, to gain more information about the unsolved case, Robert Cyrenne, director of media relations for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police of Manitoba, tried tweeting about the details of the case in Kerrie’s imagined voice. Andrew Boryga, sun-sentinel.com, "An 8-year-old girl vanished in 1984. Now there’s new hope to solve the mystery.," 5 Aug. 2019 No One Saw a Thing This engrossing new true-crime series documents an unsolved murder case in Middle America, highlighting the corrupting and corrosive effect that vigilante activity can have even on residents of a small town. Los Angeles Times, "What’s on TV Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019: ‘Shark Week’ on Discovery Channel," 1 Aug. 2019 And then some of us are trying to use those avenues of news and entertainment with an objective toward solving unsolved cases. Author: Britt Peterson, Anchorage Daily News, "Victims, families and America’s thirst for true-crime stories," 31 July 2019 Her latest novel, a thriller set in 1960s Baltimore, is based on a real unsolved case in which a woman was found dead in a fountain. Annabel Gutterman, Time, "A Crime Writer Tackles the Sinister Side of Baltimore," 18 July 2019 Vilchez Lazo was released after the traffic stop, but police arrested him five days later after his DNA allegedly matched evidence recovered in one of the unsolved cases. Evan Sernoffsky, SFChronicle.com, "Attorney: DNA that solved infamous ‘Rideshare Rapist’ case illegally obtained by SF cops," 9 July 2019 The 10-year-old civil lawsuit questioning the FBI investigation into Steven Bearcrane’s death is getting renewed attention amid increasing national awareness of unsolved cases involving missing and murdered Native Americans. USA TODAY, "Kacey Musgraves, sneaker flap, skiing in July: News from around our 50 states," 3 July 2019 Little remained tight-lipped about other crimes until Texas Ranger James Holland visited Little in prison to discuss unsolved murder cases in Texas. Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Convicted California murderer now linked to more than 60 deaths may be most prolific killer in U.S. history," 9 June 2019 Little remained tight-lipped about other crimes until Texas Ranger James Holland visited Little in prison to discuss unsolved murder cases in Texas. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Convicted California murderer now linked to more than 60 deaths may be most prolific killer in US history," 9 June 2019

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1665, in the meaning defined above

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unsolved

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unsolved

: not yet solved : never solved

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