Cold Case Initiative Partners with Innovative Forensic Investigations

Cold Case Initiative (CCI), a nonprofit assisting agencies with funding to offset the cost of techniques used to solve cold cases, violent crimes, missing persons, and unidentified decedents, is pleased to partner with Innovative Forensic Investigations (IFI), an investigative genetic genealogy firm providing services to law enforcement and government agencies nationwide. IFI will provide CCI access to its full suite of investigative genetic genealogy services. CCI will fund any legitimate investigative step needed in a cold case in addition to investigative genetic genealogy.

“I am extremely excited about this partnership because I know it will lead to violent crimes getting solved and unidentified victims having their names restored,” commented retired Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Tom McAndrew, a special advisor to CCI’s non-profit board and director of law enforcement relations at IFI.  “CCI was started by seasoned detectives whose only motivation was to help law enforcement agencies solve cold cases and fight for victims, which is the same like-minded mission as IFI. CCI and IFI recognize that law enforcement agencies are called upon to do many things every day, and this often allows little budgeted funding for cold cases. CCI hopes to help defray those costs and eliminate this hurdle. We are proud of this partnership and look forward to many good things to come.”

“At IFI, we believe in the power of collaboration while upholding the standards of our judicial system and are excited to partner with such professionals whose mission aligns so well with what we do and believe in,” Jennifer Moore, CEO and founder of Innovative Forensics Investigations, commented. “CCI is doing such positive work and providing much-needed funding for deserving law enforcement agencies. We are happy to partner with CCI and provide our investigative genetic genealogy services to help solve more cases and provide resolution for victims and their families.”

CCI’s vision is that cold cases and violent-crime victims, unidentified decedents, and the families of these missing persons be granted justice and have their stories told. As such, the non-profit’s mission is to assist agencies in the United States by providing funding to offset the cost of scientific and investigative techniques being used to solve cold case homicides and violent crimes, identify missing persons, and give names back to unidentified decedents.

The funding that CCI gives to chosen law enforcement agencies is provided by the public through generous donations. Across the nation, agencies are looking for new, innovative ways to advance their most difficult cases, but limited funding is holding them back from bringing their ideas to fruition. Contributions from the public provide much-needed funds to law enforcement agencies to ensure they have access to the most cutting-edge tools and technology to advance their investigations. Donations can be made through PayPal, credit card, or Venmo.

Press release by Innovative Forensic Investigations.

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