DA Receives Federal Grant to Fund Cold Case Investigations

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors today authorized Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin to accept a $535,000 federal grant intended to aid the DA's office in solving or prosecuting cold case violent crimes, relying on forensic evidence. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board signed off on receipt of the U.S. Bureau of Justice grant award, which must be expended by Sept. 30, 2024. According to prosecutors, a cold case is defined as any violent crime, missing persons or unidentified persons incident unsolved after three years. The federal grant aims specifically to cover costs incurred from DNA analysis. ``Provided that DNA attributed to a known or unknown suspect who has been identified, funding support includes investigative activities and crime and forensic analyses th
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