Mission and Goals, Statements of Support, Law Enforcement Survey Results
As of 2020, there were over 270,000 unsolved homicides in the United States and approximately 20,072 unsolved homicides in the state of Texas. To assist law enforcement agencies across the state of Texas with their cold case investigations, the Texas Attorney General's Office created the Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit in March 2021. The Unit provides 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.
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
An elite group of retired peace officers with extensive experience in homicide investigations who volunteer their time to assist the Unit with case reviews
Recent court decisions and relevant statutes in the area of cold case investigations and prosecutions