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We truly believe collective impact will uncover answers in cold cases—you can help!
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.
Fourth of July weekend in 1970, 16-year-old Denise storms out of her family’s house after an argument with her mother and never returns. Can you help her family find her?
Use your insights, actions, and awareness to help uncover answers in the more than 200K cold cases of the missing and murdered.
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
May 5, marks the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). This sobering event is a reminder that indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average. What's...
We've written in the past about the basics for searching in Google when doing case research. While these tips and tricks aren't Google-specific, but an old-school Boolean search. The same formula applies: using AND, OR, NOT with a word or term will bring back a ton...
What Cases Need To Be Uncovered
We believe that through collective impact, we can uncover information that might lead to the next big break
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visualized case list.