A Harvard law professor is credited with solving an unsolved homicide in the Boston area.
Law professor John C. Reilly was hired by the City of Boston to help detectives solve the case of 27-year-old Joseph Burchfield.
Reilly said he didn’t know the details of the case at the time, but he was hired as a part-time detective after receiving a call from a man who had recently been convicted of murder and had been missing since March, 2016.
Reilly is a member of the Harvard Law Review and was on faculty at the school for more than 25 years.
Reilly’s hiring has drawn national attention as the case continues to intrigue detectives and the public.