From 1980 through 2018, we have accumulated over 262,661 unsolved murders and by the end of 2020 those figures are expected to rise above 275,000. According to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) we are in a "Cold Case Crisis" that needs our immediate attention. By addressing this crisis we will serve justice, increase community safety, help to restore public trust, save money and provide answers for some of the victims and their family members, "The Forgotten Victims".
The CRUC's primary mission has, and will always be, to assist in the resolution of unresolved cases. While consultants from The CRUC have previously consulted on family requests, we now exist solely for serving and training law enforcement. Our consultants are highly trained, have terminal degrees in their field of expertise, and decades of experience among them. We understand that you are struggling with your caseloads. We understand there is not enough time in the day, money in the budget, or enough personnel to handle these matters. We also understand that forensic capabilities have increased dramatically in recent years.
Just because certain testing has not been done, or if the investigation has remained stagnant, we are not here to stand in judgment – hindsight is always 20/20 – this is the beauty of unresolved cases: all the information you need is right in front of you, we just have to know what to look for – that one piece. In fact, Dr. Robert Keppel, who was instrumental in apprehending Theodore "Ted" Bundy and Gary Ridgeway (The Green River Killer), discovered in his research that in 95% of "cold" cases, the perpetrator’s name will appear in the case file in the first 30 days. Our team can help you find that person based on our unique, and scientifically proven methodologies. We can also provide extensive training to your investigative personnel so you will have the tools to successfully resolve many of these cases that are plaguing your jurisdiction.