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When all leads have been completed and exhausted it is typically named a cold case. The original investigator keeps the case, continues reviewing the leads, and explores other avenues to develop new leads. The case is never abandoned. If the original investigator leaves the homicide unit, the supervisor will review the case and assign it to another investigator who will rework all previous leads
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Yes, Crime Stoppers offers up to $3,000 for homicide information. Additional funds can be added to the reward amount and will be coordinated by Crime Stoppers.
Yes, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477) . All calls will remain anonymous.
Yes, our victim advocate unit will be in contact with the next of kin the following day to assist with the application process to receive financial and psychological services for survivors. The advocates guide the family from start to finish with the application process.
The ultimate goal of the homicide investigation is to identify, arrest, and convict the offender. Nonessential persons allowed into the crime scene diminishes the integrity of the scene and investigative efforts. This negatively affects the investigative efforts in Court proceedings, and will affect the ultimate goal of a successful prosecution.