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New NJ cold-case unit nabs 30-year fugitive

The unit works with U.S. marshals to dig up clues to old cases

By Mike Newall
Philadelphia Inquirer

ATLANTA COUNTY, N.J. — Thirty years ago, Lorenzo Carter was a suspected Jamaican drug smuggler carving out turf in Atlantic City during the Wild West days at the start of the town's casino era.

One spring morning in 1980, say police, Carter walked up to a green Cadillac idling at a rundown intersection and opened fire with a handgun, killing a passenger also believed to be in the drug game.

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