A murder took place and as police are gathering up a couple of suspects, all tested negative on the DNA. Then it narrows down to the main and only culprit who is hiding.
Scenario 1: The suspect got into an unrelated accident and either is in a permanent vegatable state or will be forever mentally retarded if he/she wakes up.
Scenario 2: Same thing but the culprit either got run over by a car and killed or shot to death in yet another different crime.
Scenario 3: Culprit commits suicide.
Would that be technically a closed case?
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Scenario 1. The defendant is incompetent to stand trial because he cannot assist in his defense. He is committed to a state institution for the criminally insane until he recovers sufficiently to stand trial.
Scenario 2 and 3. If the investigation confirms that the suspect was guilty of the murder, it s a closed case.0