Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $273,870)
The Oakland Police Department has approximately 200 homicides in which the victims are females. Biological evidence has been retained in approximately 60% of these cases. The Homicide Unit will evaluate fifty (50) of the female homicide victim cases and select the ten (10) most serious cases for laboratory analysis. The allocation of funding associated with the Solving Cold Cases with DNA solicitation shall be utilized to fund a portion of the salary of the anannuitant Homicide Investigator, overtime salaries for other Homicide Investigators and Forensic Biology staff, and DNA typing supplies for female homicide Cold Cases. The DNA profiles obtained from probative evidence will be entered into the Combined DNA Indexing System (CODIS). Based upon past experience with DNA profiles obtained from suspectless cases, we anticipate a 35% Hit-Rate through the local, state, and national CODIS searching.
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