Mission and Goals, Statements of Support, Law Enforcement Survey Results
There are approximately 269,205 unsolved homicides in the United States and approximately 19,207 unsolved homicides in the state of Texas.
To assist law enforcement agencies across the state of Texas with their cold case investigations, the Office of the Attorney General created the Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit in March 2021. The Unit will provide assistance and support to law enforcement agencies across the state in the investigation and prosecution, (if applicable), of unsolved cases including homicides, missing persons, and other matters centered around human identification and forensic genealogy.
The Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit within the Office of the Attorney General is currently in the planning and development stage. The Unit is on target to begin reviewing cases by the end of 2021.
To learn more about the Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit, click on any of the below links.
Experts in the area of cold case investigations, genealogy, and forensic science who guide and assist the Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit
Helpful tools for law enforcement agencies including articles, grant opportunities, and other relevant information
Recent court decisions and relevant statutes in the area of cold case investigations and prosecutions