Approaching Cold Case Sexual Assaults
Sexual assault is one of the most challenging crimes to investigate, and cold cases present even more unique difficulties. Many cold cases have minimal evidence, so considerable time will be needed to locate and re-interview the victim, suspect, and witnesses.
While cold cases do present unique challenges, it is important to remember that there have been numerous improvements in the field of forensic science, which is constantly evolving. It is possible that more advanced testing could shed new light on old evidence. As you review your case evidence, consider consulting with the KSP Lab to determine if additional testing is possible.