“The modern 24-hour news cycle hampers law enforcement’s ability to conduct a successful investigation”
No, it hampers the ability of the state to play duck, cover, and obfuscate until their problem du jour disappears into the rear view mirror, and they can start handling by it saying, “Dude, that was years ago. Can’t we just move on?”
An investigation that covers most of the salient points and answers most of the salient questions could be done in a week. But that investigation would likely not render up the results the race-baiting culture-warriors and their federal handmaidens want to see.