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Alameda County (California) Collaborating with the National Institute of Justice to Perform the Necessary Investigative Research to Identify Cold Cases That Can Be Solved with DNA

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $449,622)

The purpose of this program is to address unsolved violent crime 'cold cases'. Funds will be used to pay for two Cold Case Investigators, DNA analysis costs, and overtime. This grant will enable us to provide the necessary staffing to effectively research our cold cases. The Investigations Lieutenant and Crimes Against Persons Unit Sergeant will supervise both the cold case research and the transition from the initial cold case research team to the team that will go forward with criminal prosecution. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is prepared to give 100% on each case where a match through DNA analyses has been made through cold case research.


Date Created: September 11, 2008