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Solving Cold Cases with DNA

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $499,695)

The purpose of this proposal research, review, identify and prioritize cold case homicides from 1980-2000 where biological evidence exists and use the same approach to resolve sexual assault cases where no suspect has been identified. A collaborative effort between LVMPD Cold Case Homicide Team, Sexual Assault Detail, Forensic Science Laboratory, and Clark County District Attorney's Office, the local office of the FBI and Coroner's Office will work on target cases. In both of these approaches cases will be processed for DNA analysis with the entry of potentially probative profiles into CODIS. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 20, 2009