19 December 2012 9:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The bodies of two men put to death for the 1959 murders made famous in Truman Capote's 1966 bestseller In Cold Blood - and subsequent film depictions - were exhumed Tuesday as detectives probe an unsolved 1959 quadruple homicide in Florida. Investigators hope to see if DNA from Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, who were both hanged in 1965 for the grisly killing of the Herb and Bonnie Clutter family of Holcomb, Kan., matches any evidence in the equally brutal murder of the Cliff and Christine Walker family in Osprey, Fla. "Maybe it will bring closure to the Walker family, and even after »


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