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Investigating and Prosecuting Cold Case Homicide and Cold Case Sexual Assault Investigations

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,500,000)

The SAKI grant will enable RCCHT to effectively prioritize cases with suspect DNA, submit DNA for timely analysis, and successfully investigate and prosecute the case. The funding will increase the team’s investigative capacity by bringing new forensic techniques to the forefront (e.g., forensic genetic genealogy) and allow them to partner with certified private labs for DNA testing. Funds from Purpose Area 4 of the SAKI grant will allow RCCHT investigators to pursue new leads based on information acquired through SAKI funded DNA analysis and to work expediently to identify, arrest, and prosecute these serial offenders. Ultimately, RCCHT will be able to seek justice for the victims and families of Riverside County by solving the most heinous crimes in

Date Created: September 25, 2023