Exclusive: A 13-year-old girl's murder over two decades ago haunted NYPD detectives. Here's how they finally cracked open the cold case

The NYPD's Bronx Homicide Squad began to reexamine the 1999 death of Minerliz Soriano in February 2018 and granted CNN rare access to their efforts. What emerged was a case that showed how science and old-fashioned detective work could provide justice for the "sweet" 13-year-old girl who wrote poems in her journals about love, rainbows and the stars.

Exclusive: A 13-year-old girl's murder over two decades ago haunted NYPD detectives. Here's how they finally cracked open the cold case
The NYPD's Bronx Homicide Squad began to reexamine the 1999 death of Minerliz Soriano in February 2018 and granted CNN rare access to their efforts. What emerged was a case that showed how science and old-fashioned detective work could provide justice for the "sweet" 13-year-old girl who wrote poems in her journals about love, rainbows and the stars.