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See D.C.'s most wanted on cable TV

Maybe you're one of those amateur crime buffs who hates to miss an episode of America's Most Wanted or the latest murder mystery on Dateline.

If that sounds like you, you can now add a new local crime show to your viewing habits.

In the latest example of Police Chief Cathy Lanier's interest in using technology to involve the public in fighting crime, D.C. police and Comcast have launched "DC Blotter on Demand," a show that features detectives recounting details of unsolved police cases and asking for the public's help.

The first episode runs about two minutes and features the story of Pamela Butler, who has been missing since early this year, and a man wanted on a warrant in a stabbing. (My colleague Paul Duggan has written a two-part series on the Butler case.)

The show, which officials say they plan to update regularly, is available to Comcast Digital TV customers in the District, Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County and Northern Virginia. Since the show is "On Demand," viewers can see it anytime at no cost.

-- Theola Labbé-DeBose

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 17, 2009; 5:30 PM ET
Categories:  Technology , The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose , Unsolved  
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Sounds great, but what about the DC residents that can't afford the luxury of cable television or do not use comcast services? How can they be informed?

Posted by: JenniferAWood | December 18, 2009 9:55 AM | Report abuse

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