DAVID BITTON, THE GAZETTE - Derek Graham is a homicide detective for the Colorado Springs Police Department. Grahamís duties were refocused last year, and he now spends about half his time working on cold cases. Several old homicides have been solved since, said CSPD Sgt. Sal Fiorillo.

Patricia Elliott: Was killed in 2001. Three arrests were made in March in the cold case.

Timothy Nicholls is arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and arson

 in the deaths of his children.

SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE - The Nicholls family, clockwise from left: Sierra, Timothy, Deborah, Jay and Sophia. The three children died in the March 2003 fire at their home on Undimmed Circle in Colorado Springs.

 see article on Nicholls children


 Families of victims of unsolved homicides in Colorado Springs that havenít heard from police recently are asked to call detective Derek Graham at 444-7561. He wants to update the phone numbers of family members.