Cold Case Unit
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Cold Case Unit

Unsolved homicides and sexual assaults are some of the most challenging and frustrating investigations facing law enforcement officers, and Attorney General Dave Yost has made it a top priority to offer help.

A new unit at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, called the Cold Case Unit (CCU), reaches out to local law enforcement agencies to initiate a fresh look at unsolved cases. The unit offers new forensic analysis and investigative resources.

“We can make a difference, even when years have passed since a murder or sexual assault,” Yost says. “The passage of time can actually help, in that some witnesses become more willing to cooperate and technology advances. Consider, for example, how DNA testing has unmasked, time and again, violent criminals who got away with living among us for too long.”

Cold Case Q&A

Cold Case Q&A

What makes an unsolved case a cold case

Unsolved Cases

Unsolved Cases

Some of the cases CCU is assisting with

Sexual Assaults Section

Sexual Assaults Section

A specially focused section of the CCU

Tools & Methodologies

Tools & Methodologies

From DNA testing to criminal intelligence

Successes

Successes

Previous cold cases solved at BCI