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Unsolved homicide training begins in OH

WEST CHESTER, OH (Toledo News Now) -

On Tuesday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Bureau of Criminal Investigation hosted the first of several training courses to teach authorities investigative strategies for unsolved homicide cases.

The Unsolved Homicide Investigative Strategies and Resources training is happening Tuesday and Wednesday at the West Chester Police Department. Additional courses are planned across the state this year.

"Cold cases homicide investigations are very difficult to investigate because many of the crimes were committed years or even decades ago," explained DeWine. "The officers here today are determined to do everything they can to close some of these cases, and we want to help them do that."

A total of 44 law enforcement officers from 21 police and sheriffs' departments registered to
attend the two-day training course, which is part of the Attorney General's Ohio Unsolved Homicide Initiative.

The training provides information on unsolved homicide methodology, initial assessment, protocol, and solvability. The course also explores DNA applications, investigative resources, criminal analysis of unsolved homicides, and three case studies of open cold case homicide investigations.  

According to the FBI, there are approximately 5,000 unsolved homicides in the state of Ohio alone.

The Attorney General's Ohio Unsolved Homicides Database, a voluntary database for Ohio's cold case crimes, has now reached more than 1,000 case submissions. Officers from 55 agencies in 35 counties have submitted cases spanning from 1943 to 2012.  

For more information on the database, visit the Ohio Attorney General's website.

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