Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $499,818)
To solve cold case homicides, Denver will address all three purpose areas of the 2012 Solving Cold Cases with DNA grant program: location of biological evidence, investigative review of cold case homicides, and forensic biology and DNA testing of biological evidence. This proposal represents the final stage of the Denver Police Department's cold case investigative review. The Denver Police Department will retain two forensic scientists and support investigative overtime to locate and assess evidence and to conduct the administrative review of the 122 cold cases. Funds will also support a portion of a District Attorney Investigator's salary/benefits to assist in the review efforts. Denver's 2012 project employs proven processes and strategies that have already yielded the successful resolution of numerous cold case homicides.