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IRCSO Cold Case

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Indian River
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $533,200)

Application Attachment A


Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA (O-BJA-2023-171582)

Proposal Abstract

Indian River County Sheriff's Office Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA Grant

Indian River County Sheriff’s Office (IRCSO) is applying for funding to supplement the investigations of cold cases using DNA and expand the agency’s capacity to investigate and prosecute violent crime cold cases. Under this proposal, IRCSO seeks funding for personnel overtime; genetic test kits; genetic testing; and travel for identified homicide and sexual assault cold cases. The investigative activities and travel will be conducted by identified Major Crimes Section and Special Victims Section personnel. Genetic test kits and forensic genetic genealogical testing will be provided by forensic laboratories. This proposal also seeks funding for phenotypic analysis to assist with some of the identified cases. IRCSO provides comprehensive law enforcement; detention; court security; child protective investigations; and warrant services for approximately 166,000 residents county-wide, and patrol and investigative response to calls for service for the 113,000 residents of unincorporated Indian River County. Funding under this proposal will directly benefit the entire Indian River County community, as well as countless other county and state communities where victims, families, and loved ones now reside.

Date Created: September 14, 2023