Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $544,147)
The King County Sheriff's Office has 229 cold cases of unsolved homicides and missing persons that likely involve foul play. The cases date back to 1942, but the majority are between 1970 and present. Funding for this award would include the continuation of work on the 2008 Solving Cold Cases with DNA award. Under that award the work accomplished in 2009 and continuing into 2010 has included organizing 39% (89 of 229 cold cases) of the case files, evidence review of 41% (94) of the cases, photo review/preservation of 9% (20) cases, video review/preservation of 30% (70) cases, audio tape review/preservation of 24% (56) cases, and reviewed/investigated 21% (47) of the 229 cases.