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"UTAP: A Cold Case Continuum for DNA Testing for Small Rural Agencies"

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $343,760)

The Utah Technical Assistance Program (UTAP)proposal will fund Cold Case DNA Testing to target specifically small rural agencies. UTAP is a 12-member consortium of federal, state and local prosecution, law enforcement, and a crime laboratory. Currently 1,000 cold cases are on record at 150 sheriff and police departments in 29 Utah counties with a population of 2.5 million people. UTAP will use a multi-dimensional approach to cold case DNA testing. Their task force over the past 2-1/2 years has produced remarkable results on cases ranging from 19-40 years old. Police agencies isolated by hundreds of miles will have access to onsite, investigative and forensic expertise. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 20, 2009