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The police chief of the University of Missouri in Columbia is retiring after more than four decades with the department. 

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MU Police Chief Jack Watring announced Wednesday morning his department has identified Timothy Aaron Hoag as responsible for the 2005 homicide of Jeong H. Im, a retired faculty member at MU.

Hoag committed suicide on Aug. 9, 2012 in Columbia, and investigators matched DNA taken from the crime scene to Hoag.

The investigation remains open. While the MU Police Department said the evidence and statements gathered don't indicate anyone else was involved with the 2005 homicide, the department invites anyone with more information to come forward, according to an MUPD statement.