person of interest

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person of interest (plural persons of interest or people of interest)

  1. (law enforcement) Someone who police have reason to believe may have a connection to a crime, or to possess important information relating to that crime, but who has not been accused or charged by authorities nor been officially deemed to be a suspect.

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  • This is an informal, nonspecific term, typically used precisely in order to avoid publicly labeling someone as a suspect without sufficient evidence.

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