Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

Is this sentence correct:

""The man was apparently killed, but the case was FILED as the police couldn't get enough evidence that led to its perpetrator."

Note: By 'file', I mean that the police put aside, because they couldn't work on it any longer for lack of evidence.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    The more 'official' words, in Britain at least, would be '...couldn't gather enough evidence to identify the perpetrator'.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You can't use "filed" that way in English.  Filed WHERE?

  • 1 month ago

    It's grammatically correct, but a bit awkward and unnatural.

    The man had apparently been killed, but the case was filed as the police were unable to gather enough evidence to lead to a suspect.

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