Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $500,000)
The purpose and intent of Miami-Dade County's application for continued grant funding under the Solving Cold Cases with DNA grant program is to support the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) and its Crime Laboratory in reviewing the Department's 5,653 open sexual crimes cold cases dating back to 1972, and 2,548 open homicide cold cases dating back to 1955, to establish whether evidence exists with potential biological material that can be analyzed to yield a DNA profile. The Miami-Dade Cold Case DNA Initiative will cover eighteen months, from 10/1/2012 through 3/31/2014. This proposal will allow for the review and investigation of approximately 990 sexual crimes and 100 homicide cases (1,090 violent crime cold cases).
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