September 25: National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims
September 25th marks the 11th annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims in the United States.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) joins law enforcement and the families and friends of those who lost their lives to homicide to honor and remember their legacies on this important day.
The CBI asks the community and families to visit the CBI Cold Case Database where the profiles of more than 1,700 individuals (murdered and missing) are featured on the site. Take a moment to review the pages and if you have a loved one listed among those pages and do not see a photograph, please send one to the CBI so it can be added. https://apps.colorado.gov/apps/coldcase/index.html
In addition to assigning an analyst to oversee the Cold Case program, the CBI also oversees the Cold Case Review Team where public safety experts review cold cases presented by local law enforcement to offer insight on these cases, and the Cold Case Task Force where organizations such as Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons (FOHVAMP) and others meet to identify best practices to help solve these cases and celebrate successes.
“These are difficult cases, and celebrating the successes reenergizes those who work these investigations to continue moving forward,” said CBI Director John Camper. “We must always remember these victims were mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, sisters, and brothers and their families miss them every day.”
In 2007, Congress designated September 25th as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Communities across the country will hold vigils and other events to honor their memories.