I hope this is an appropriate place to ask this question. There are so many components of this forum! I'm researching 2 cases from the 1910s in Lackawanna County, PA. One involved 2 murderers (1 confessed, the other didn't but his story was never consistent). In this instance, the confessed killer made a plea deal and served 5 years for 2nd degree murder; the other man involved was let go and never prosecuted. From my general research, it appears that he went on to live a long life, with his wife and many children. The second case, also in the same county, involved potentially one murderer and 2 murdered. It was connected possibly to the Mafia's "Black Hand". The man suspected of the killing was, to the best of my research using newspapers and ancestry, never caught. I suspect that he fled the country quite quickly and easily. I am trying to locate any information that the County might have on these cases, but the fact that they are over 100 years old, it's unlikely. I have reached out to both the coroner's office as well as the District Attorney. Neither case ever went to trial. Does anyone have suggestions on other offices to try? I've tried to see how long records/evidence are required to be kept, and I haven't found any definitive answer. I'm not assuming to solve the second case, but I would like to be able to see what information is available, to the extent it still exists, Any help is greatly appreciated!