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Solving Cold Cases with DNA

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $246,440)

The technological advances made in DNA testing have helped solve cases, arrest criminals, bring closure to families and victims and ultimately save lives. The Charles County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) is proposing a $246,440 project with a purpose to do just that. This proposal would allow for overtime to review cases, submit DNA evidence for analysis and keep personnel trained on up to date technology. There are numerous benefits to what DNA technology can do today. Cases thought unsolvable decades ago are now being solved. The Charles County Sheriff's Office, here on described as CCSO, is dedicated to this effort. This proposal addresses all three of this solicitation's purpose areas. CCSO is dedicated to solving cold cases through DNA. The grantee proposes to review case files and analyze evidence in 72 cases.


Date Created: August 22, 2012