10/06/2006

Calif.: Grant to help solve DNA cold-hit cases

Jaxon Van Derbeken
San Francisco Chronicle
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Expressing frustration about what they called a backlog of 61 "cold-hit" cases in which DNA matches have identified possible suspects in years-old killings and rapes, city officials and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., announced a one-year, $400,000 grant Wednesday to deal with the caseload.

District Attorney Kamala Harris said the money will go toward making cases against those who have been identified using DNA samples collected from every convicted felon in the state.

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