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Sioux Falls Police: Only 1 Unsolved Murder In Last 10 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls police department has investigated and solved all but one homicide over the last decade.

The department released its crime statistics for 2014 on Wednesday. Sioux Falls Police solved all six of the homicides committed last year. Nationally, only 64 percent of murder cases are solved.

There have been 48 homicides in the city over the last 10 years.

Captain Blaine Larsen says the death of Daniel Eastman is the only homicide since 2004 to go unsolved. Eastman was a homeless man who was found stabbed in the stomach in August of 2011. He died three months later.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens also says the department’s clearance rate of serious crimes — like rape, robbery and aggravated assault — also beat the national average.