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Solving Cold Cases with DNA - San Francisco

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $424,107)

This project will enable the San Francisco Police Department to hire two part-time (960 hours/year) experienced investigators to review a large portion of the 2,064 homicide and sexual assault cold cases, who will work closely with the existing Cold Case Unit to identify approximately 100 cases that have the potential to be resolved with DNA evidence, and to coordinate with the San Francisco Crime lab as well as to outsource to a local accredited lab to identify and analyze DNA evidence that can be uploaded into the CODIS data base. This project will enhance the San Francisco Police Department's knowledge base through cold case training, and assist the department to develop strategies to resolve many violent homicide and sexual assault cases using DNA evidence.


Date Created: August 31, 2010