Unsolved homicides, or "cold cases," are investigated by the Newark Police Department's Cold Case Homicide Squad. The department has a multi-pronged approach to solving cold cases:
All accessible case files, evidence, and witness statements are reviewed by the Cold Case Homicide Squad in order to find any new leads or evidence that may have been missed during the initial investigation.
The team reinterviews potential witnesses, relatives, and others with knowledge of the case to discover whether their memories have altered or if they have any new information.
In order to reexamine evidence and find fresh leads, the team employs cutting-edge forensic technology and DNA analysis.
The Cold Case Homicide Team collaborates with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies to share data and resources.
The unit uses several platforms to reach out to the public in the hopes that someone may recognize the case and come forward with information.
The Newark Police Department includes a Missing People Unit in addition to the Cold Case Murder Squad. Like the Cold Case Homicide Squad, the Missing People Unit looks through old case files, re-interviews witnesses, and employs forensic tools to find fresh clues.
The Newark Police Department's plan to investigate cold cases includes a review of all evidence and information, the use of cutting-edge forensic technology, partnerships with other organizations and the public, and outreach to develop fresh leads. To guarantee that its personnel are equipped to conduct cold case investigations, the agency also provides training in this area. The Newark Police Department, as a whole, is dedicated to solving cold cases and delivering justice to victims and peace of mind to their loved ones.