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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.
In the early morning of September 23, 2000, Keke was found along the banks of Wirth Lake in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Though it was initially presumed to be a drowning, an autopsy determined Keke had been murdered.
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
As you gather information while researching criminal cases, the data will quickly pile up. With the right tools, you’ll become more effective at organizing the digital photographs, timelines, dates, theories, case numbers and other relevant materials you’re collecting...
The pursuit of criminals has intrigued detectives, scientists, law enforcement officials and everyday crime sleuths for centuries. As part of that quest, many have developed methods, techniques and tools to find answers to the age-old question “Whodunnit?” While the...
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.