Case #8 Reviving a Cold Homicide Case
A 27-year-old defendant was arrested for a gang assault and, because he was a suspect in a homicide that occurred five years earlier, CSU received an arrest alert. The homicide investigation had gone cold, but CSU immediately reached out to the assigned prosecutor and asked for more specifics on the case to make timely decisions about how to proceed on the pending gang assault arrest. Based on this information, the judge accepted the prosecutor’s recommendation for setting a high monetary bail bond on the gang assault case. The case was prioritized by the prosecutor’s office and these new developments prompted the prosecutor to reopen the homicide case. The investigation into the homicide case continues.