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Santa student Jerry Owens of New Albany, Indiana walks a reindeer in the back yard of Santa Claus school Dean Tom Valent during the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School workshop on October 16, 2008 in Midland, Michigan. The Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School is becoming legendary as it is in its 71st year of classes. Student Santas gather from around the world to share their common love of Christmas and the magical spirit of Santa Claus. They share their stories, learn common traditions, and values that started at this school from the beginning. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

From books to TV shows to podcasts, true crime is America’s hottest genre. Apparently, true crime fans come in all ages. While no crime appears to have been committed in this case, a young girl is asking a Rhode Island police department to put their investigative skills to use in solving a holiday mystery.

According to their press release, the police department in Cumberland, Rhode Island received a letter this month from a girl who collected a partially-eaten Oreo cookie and baby carrots that she had left out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. She has requested that the police run a DNA test on the food to prove if Santa is real.

Police Chief Matthew Benson said the girl obviously has a keen sense for truth and that they’ll do their very best to provide answers once the test results come back from the State of Rhode Island Department of Health Forensic Sciences Unit. He also states that the department has “some already uncovered evidence in support of Santa Claus’ presence in her neighborhood” on Christmas Eve.

The Cumberland Police Department shared the inquisitive girl’s letter and evidence on Facebook. Who knows? Maybe this will inspire some writer in Hollywood. I can see it now: “This holiday season, Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, and Ice-T track justice at the North Pole. Bundle up for Law & Order: Special Christmas Unit.