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Joint Proposal of the Allegheny County Police and Allegheny County Medical Examiner to Solve Cold Cases with DNA.

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $169,536)

The County of Allegheny proposes a joint solution to the growing number of violent cold cases in their jurisdiction; law enforcement agents from the Allegheny County Police Department will utilize overtime for case review and subsequent investigation while the Allegheny County Medical Examiner and Crime Laboratory will receive evidence from the eligible cold cases and use the requested funding for analyst overtime to process cases, testing supplies, small equipment, and outsourcing of the DNA analysis. They propose to review at least 120 cases, and test 50-60 cases.


Date Created: August 22, 2012