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2014 Denver Cold Case Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $125,000)

This project builds upon the successful model of Denver's Integrated Cold Case Project, which has produced unprecedented results for a jurisdiction its size: DNA analysis of more than 1,900 samples from 784 cases, a CODIS hit rate of 50%, filing of 106 cases, and successful adjudication of 87 cases. To solve cold case sexual assaults and homicides, Denver will address all three purpose areas of the 2014 Solving Cold Cases with DNA grant program: location of biological evidence, review of cold case homicides, and forensic biology and DNA testing of evidence.

Date Created: September 17, 2014