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Jackson County prosecutor announces new cold case unit

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | 5:34 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — Jackson County Prosecutor Jim Kanatzarsaid his office has formed a new cold case unit that will work on long-unsolved cases using DNA technology.

Kanatzar unveiled the unit at a news conference Tuesday. He said all Jackson County law enforcement agencies would have access to the unit's resources for investigating and reviewing cases.

Kanatzar said he expects the unit to conduct a countywide review of cold cases that could potentially be solved with DNA evidence. About 1,500 of the county's more than 5,000 cold cases already have been pinpointed for review.

The unit is being funded with a $400,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice.

 


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