Together We Can
Make a Difference

We’re combining data, analytics, and the wisdom
of the community to help solve the cold cases
of the murdered and missing.

Learn more about how together we can do something
that matters and find the intersection of justice, peace,
and closure for families.

step-by-step Citizen Detective Guide

We need more Citizen Detectives to join us at Uncovered. Refine your unique skills, test your expertise, and uncover new talents.

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We truly believe collective impact will uncover answers in cold cases—you can help!

Consider this

More than 200,000 unsolved cases have gone cold since 1980, and murder clearance rates continue to drop. With equity for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other underserved victims not prioritized in the true crime community—together we can do better.

Families Deserve Answers; Victims Deserve a Voice, and No One Should Be a Statistic.

Tammy Zywicki

After Tammy’s car broke down off of I-80 while she was on her way back to Grinnell College, several motorists reported seeing a tractor-trailer stopped to help. Days later she was found dead, hundreds of miles away. Who stopped to help her?

Najah Ferrell

Najah disappeared on her way to work for an early morning shift. Days later her car was found along I-465, but it would be a terrible discovery by area fishermen in a pond over 100 miles away that still leaves her family wondering what happened to Najah?

Use your insights, actions, and awareness to help uncover answers in the more than 200K cold cases of the missing and murdered.

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Join a Community of Citizen Detectives

We believe that together we can make a difference, by combining publicly available information with the ever-growing wisdom of the crowd, to do something that matters and find the intersection of justice, peace, and closure for the families of the murdered and missing. Using our collective superpowers in research, data collection, and our diverse backgrounds, we can help uncover answers in the thousands of cold cases that need attention. You can use your unique perspective to help.

Latest Citizen Detective Resources

How to Write an Effective Advocacy Letter

Throughout my career, I have had to write marketing copy, social media ads, press releases, and the like. Whether I was promoting a new product, requesting donations, or announcing a promotion. I've used that skill now to develop a letter template that can be used to...

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What Cases Need To Be Uncovered

We believe that through collective impact, we can uncover information that might lead to the next big break
in a cold case. Help us build our
visualized case list.