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The MPD seeks to review, prioritize, examine and evaluate its existing cold cases in an effort to identify physical evidence with the potential to yield DNA that can be submitted for testing.

Award Information

Award #
2012-DN-BX-K016
Funding Category
Competitive
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2012
Total funding (to date)
$500,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $500,000)

The City of Miami Police Department currently has a backlog of 1,637 homicide cold cases. MPD seeks to review, prioritize, examine and evaluate these cases in an effort to identify physical evidence that have potential to yield biological DNA that can be submitted for testing. They believe that evidence in about 327 cases can be submitted for analysis. The Miami Police Department seeks to accomplish several concurrent goals which include increasing solvability of backlogged cold cases, identify possible links to other crimes inside and outside of the Miami jurisdiction and ultimately prosecute a greater number of these cases.

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Date Created: August 22, 2012