The Cold Case Database was created in 2007 when HB 1272 was passed which required the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to begin creating a database of all cold cases in Colorado from 1970 – Present.
This database contains case details of homicides, long-term missing persons and unidentified human remains which are more three or more years old, dating back to 1970.
The Home page for the Cold Case Database allows users to conduct searches by selecting and entering one or more search criteria items from the home page. The system will then return results based on your combination of selection criteria.
Public safety agencies have provided the following information for cases contained within this database:
The Cold Case Database continues to be a work in progress. Agencies continue to provide both victim demographics, photographs of the victims as well as narratives describing the case details.
Please remember that all of these cases are unsolved and therefore are considered still under investigation, and the case narratives provide limited details as to not jeopardize prosecution.
Drop down menus have been provided to allow for easy selection and entry of database elements. You may search the database using a single element or many combinations.
Criteria can be added and modified to narrow the search results. Keep in mind that the more criteria you include, the narrower a search will be.
When searching for a case using specific criteria, if you do not find the case you are looking for, try to broaden your search. If after that you still don´t find the case you are looking for, please contact the CBI Cold Case Analyst for assistance.
Once your search results are displayed, you may continue to refine specific search criteria to further narrow the case list. Search results are displayed five cases at a time to allow the system to rapidly return results to you.
Use of your browser´s back button and forward buttons is not supported within the Cold Case web application. The PREVIOUS and NEXT buttons at the bottom of the search result page will move you forwards and backwards within the list of results returned.
Users may also click the VIEW ALL SEARCH RESULTS to see the entire results of their search on a single page. This page has been optimized for printing. When your search has returned a large number of records, it will take several seconds or more for your results to be displayed, so please be patient.
Users may sort the order of the information displayed by clicking on the title of each information column (the blue header area at the top of search results). Clicking the column title once sorts the information in ascending order; clicking again sorts the information in descending order.
When you would like to conduct a new search, they may click the "CLEAR" button to begin a new search, or return to the HOME page and use the START SEARCH button.
When you want to return to the Home page, select the HOME link to take you back to the application´s main page.
Many cases have been provided without hair and eye color. Using only these criteria may result in a no record match based on the limited demographic data contained in the database.
Administrative access is limited to the CBI Cold Case Analyst. If there is a question about a case, or changes need to be made to information contained within, please contact the CBI Cold Case Analyst, Audrey Simkins, (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the appropriate changes.
The Database continues to be a work in progress. Agencies continue to provide both victim demographics, photographs of the victims as well as narratives describing the case details.
As new and updated information becomes available to the CBI, these changes will be made to the database. No changes will be made to the database without notification and coordination with the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the case.