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Filmmaker’s quest opens murder case

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A German filmmaker shooting a documentary about the disappearance of his cameraman has uncovered evidence that has lead police to reopen the murder case, closed in 1996.

The police chief in Cheyenne, Wyo., where cameraman Allen Ross went missing in 1995 after making a film about Mississippi for German television, has credited the filmmakers with reigniting the case.

“Without the film, we never would have found the body,” Cheyenne’s Bill Stanford said. Police are waiting for the results of a DNA test to confirm the identity of the corpse.

Filmmaker Christain Bauer was following leads into Ross’ membership in a sect in Oklahoma, to whom the death is thought to be linked, while making the docu “The Man Who Became a Camera.”

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