Project: Cold Case works to promote awareness for unsolved murders and advocate for the surviving family members.
We work directly with families to tell their story and make sure their loved one is never forgotten.
Every single victim was a unique person that had their life taken too early from a bad person. Every case has complicated twists and turns. No two cases are alike.
When families need a little assistance, some advice on how to move forward or navigate a specific issue, or simply want to have their loved one memorialized forever, that’s where Project: Cold Case comes into play.
Because Project: Cold Case was designed to serve a specific population of victims, the families and cases that we work with must meet certain criteria.
Only cases that have been ruled homicide or missing person with foul play suspected by law enforcement are eligible to be accepted.
Cases must be submitted by direct family members or by law enforcement. Our services are designed specifically for the surviving family. We appreciate concerned citizens and loving friends, but communication with family is vital.
The case must be at least one year removed from the incident date. Investigators deserve some time to do their job and solve murders. Once the first year passes, then we can step in and assist with the family.
Project: Cold Case was founded to serve families that have lost loved ones to murder in which the case remains unsolved. We saw a need and an underserved population and knew that we needed to help.
Family contact is vital for our organization. We keep in touch with families, reach out on anniversaries and other occasions, and work to answer any questions they may have.
Project: Cold Case does not solicit families to submit their cases. All cases featured were submitted by families that discovered Project: Cold Case through their own journeys.
What about other cases?
There are many reasons that Project: Cold Case cannot accept cases that fall outside of these criteria. We aren’t equipped to assist every single person and their unique situations. There are also numerous organizations that are capable of helping and we cannot replicate those services.