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FY23 COLORADO Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Sexual Assaults

Award Information

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

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

We have compiled a list of unresolved homicide cases where the victim is female and it is believed there may be a sexual component. Of the more than 1,354 unresolved homicide cases statewide, we have identified 188 cases that meet this criteria. DNA profiles are currently searching in CODIS in 50 of those cases. We will first contact the investigating agency and the district attorney’s office in each jurisdiction to advise them of this opportunity and encourage their participation. We will provide a list of cases within their jurisdiction and request they review the list for accuracy. CBI Investigations will meet with members of the investigating agency, CBI Forensic Services, and the district attorney’s office to review the remaining items of evidence to determine whether additional forensic testing can be done to include investigative genetic genealogy (IGG). With these grant funds, we can offer overtime and travel assistance to the investigating agency and/or district attorney’s office directly, or we can provide the needed assistance,

Date Created: September 25, 2023