Innovative Forensic Investigations (IFI) will provide its full suite of investigative genetic genealogy services to the Cold Case Initiative (CCI) in support of its mission.
(Left to right) Christopher McMillin, founder, and Tom McAndrew, special counsel for the Cold Case Initiative, stand in front of an unidentified deceased. © Tom McAndrew
Bucks County, Pennsylvania (January 2023) – Cold Case Initiative (CCI), a not-for-profit agency that helps agencies with funds to offset the cost of techniques used to solve cold cases, violent crimes, missing persons, and unidentified decedents, is pleased to partner with Innovative Forensic Investigations (IFI), a genetic research genealogy firm that provides services to government and law enforcement agencies across the country. IFI will provide CCI with access to its full suite of investigative genetic genealogy services. CCI will fund any legitimate investigative steps necessary in a cold case in addition to research genetic genealogy.
“I am extremely excited about this partnership because I know it will lead to violent crimes being resolved and the names of unidentified victims being restored,” said retired Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Tom McAndrew, special advisor to the CCI non-profit board and director of law enforcement relations at IFI. He continued: “ICC was started by experienced detectives whose sole motivation was to help law enforcement agencies solve cold cases and fight for victims, which is the same like-minded mission as IFI. ICC and IFI recognize that law enforcement agencies have to do a lot every day, and this often allows little budget funding for cold cases. CCI hopes to help defray those costs and remove this hurdle. We are proud of this partnership and look forward to many great things to come.”
“At IFI, we believe in the power of collaboration while upholding the standards of our justice system and are excited to partner with these professionals whose mission aligns so well with what we do and what we believe in,” Jennifer Moore, CEO and founder of Innovative Forensics. Investigations, she commented. “CCI is doing such positive work and providing much-needed funding to deserving law enforcement agencies. We are pleased to partner with CCI and provide our investigative genetic genealogy services to help solve more cases and provide solutions for victims and their families.”
CCI’s vision is that cold cases and victims of violent crime, the unidentified deceased, and the families of these missing persons receive justice and have their stories told. As such, the nonprofit organization’s mission is to assist agencies across the United States by providing funds to offset the cost of investigative and scientific techniques used to solve cold cases of homicide and violent crime, identify criminal missing persons and return the names of the unidentified deceased. .
Funding that CCI provides to selected law enforcement agencies comes from the public through generous donations. Across the country, agencies are looking for new and innovative ways to advance their toughest cases, but limited funding prevents them from bringing their ideas to fruition. Contributions from the public provide much-needed funding to law enforcement agencies to ensure they have access to the most advanced tools and technology to advance their investigations. Donations can be made via PayPal, credit card, or Venmo.
IFI is a private investigation and investigative genetic genealogy firm serving agencies, working collaboratively throughout the entire case lifecycle, from submission to conclusion. Unique in the industry, IFI combines years of experience in law enforcement, forensics, legal investigations, family and victim advocacy, and investigative genetic genealogy.
To learn more about the Cold Case Initiative, how your agency can apply for funds or donate, visit https://www.coldcaseinitiative.org/. Stay up to date with CCI on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
To learn more about innovative forensic investigations or how your agency can work with IFI, visit www.innovativeforensic.com. Follow the conversation on the IFI Facebook page.
About the Cold Case Initiative:
The mission of the Cold Case Initiative is to assist agencies throughout the United States by providing funds to offset the cost of scientific and investigative techniques used to solve cold cases of homicide and violent crime, identify missing persons, and return the names of unidentified deceased. www.iniciativadecasosfriados.org
About Groundbreaking Forensic Investigations:
Innovative Forensic Investigations is a private investigation and investigative genetic genealogy firm serving agencies, working collaboratively throughout the entire case lifecycle, from filing to conclusion. Unique in the industry, Innovative Forensic Investigations combines years of experience in law enforcement, forensics, legal, investigations, family and victim advocacy, and investigative genetic genealogy. The team’s dynamic skill set can generate new leads and new perspectives on your investigations.