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2014 Solving Cold Cases with DNA

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $81,446)

Many of the Orlando Police Department cold case homicides were reviewed during the previous award periods, therefore priority will be given to the cases from the smaller jurisdictions within the JHIT. The smaller agencies reported having a combined thirty-eight (38) cold case homicides, which have not been reviewed under previous awards. The thirteen previous cases from Orlando Police Department where a suspect DNA was developed, but did not match an offender, will be reopened under this award. This award will fund any overtime incurred by detectives, travel to interview or obtain reference samples from witnesses or suspects, outsourcing of the DNA testing to a qualified lab and the training of detectives in the area of DNA and cold case investigations. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 3, 2014