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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.
Victims Deserve a Voice; Families Deserve Answers, 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.
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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 of 2020, the total number of cold cases in the United States topped 250,000, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. And, despite the best efforts of law enforcement officials, more than 6,000 more unsolved murders and abductions are added to that number every...
From finding and collecting it to bagging it, gathering physical evidence for a criminal investigation has many facets. “Inadmissible.” That’s the last thing any prosecutor wants to hear from a judge as part of a criminal investigation case. That’s why the collection...
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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