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Kent Metro Cold Case DNA Initiative - Kent County, Michigan

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $188,402)

The KMCCT will utilize grant funding for the following allowable activities in order to meet the proposed objectives: (1) overtime for investigative team members; (2) travel assistance for investigative purposes, following hit confirmation and the filing of charges; (3) outsourcing to private labs for DNA analysis; (4) contractor services to support investigative efforts; (5) training; (6) limited computer equipment for hired analyst and software to aid investigative efforts; and (7) supplies. This unique combination of State, County and local investigators have developed a system to determine the solvability rate for case selection purposes. The team will review 50 cases in the project period in search of potential probative biological material for DNA analysis. It is estimated 20% of unsolved homicides could benefit directly from analysis. All eligible profiles obtained through this initiative will be uploaded into the CODIS database. The KMCCT proposes an initiative with specific goals and measures that are reasonable and achievable. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 11, 2014