Cold Case Investigations
Cold case statistics paint a bleak picture with an even bleaker outlook, if trends persist.
An estimated 242,000 unresolved homicides occurred in the United States from 1980 to 2016.
Overall, roughly 40 percent of the homicides in the United States are unsolved.
The clearance rate for homicides plunged from 78.3 percent in 1975 to 59.4 percent in 2016, and, from all indications, the decline will continue.
Counting all crimes of violence, the numbers are even more daunting: less than half of violent crimes are cleared by law enforcement each year.
Months or even years can go by after an original incident, when new evidence may be brought to light.
A cold case remains in a theoretical “closed” status until new evidence is uncovered, or additional effort is given. Local law enforcement regularly is encumbered with current crime and real time emergency needs in a given community.
Once a case has gone cold from a time perspective, there is little that an overworked and understaffed agency can do without passively receiving additional information and/or evidence. A cold case requires a re-examination with a proactive posture, and a new review of facts and evidence. This approach will always benefit a case’s chance for resolution.
One of the biggest challenges is that over time, evidence and/or witnesses disappear.
Shed new light on a cold case by applying new techniques or scientific information to help solve these cases
ESI uses the most advanced technologies, forensics, and investigative techniques, many of these techniques were not available when the crimes occurred and the original investigations were undertaken.
Our team of investigators devote their time, effort, knowledge and skills to contribute towards solving heinous crimes to assists families and law enforcement with unsolved homicides, missing persons and kidnapping cases.
We start from scratch, reviewing all evidence and taking a fresh look at the crime. This work relies upon the latest investigative techniques and the newest technology.
find justice for cold case victims
Evidence does not always speak for itself, it has to be questioned over and over again.
We dedicate ourselves to leaving no stone unturned to solve your case.
We are driven by a genuine desire to use our knowledge, talents and skills to find justice for victims and aid local law enforcement in solving cold cases where the perpetrators have eluded the long arm of the law.
Regardless of the circumstances of your case, we are ready to provide you answers. We conduct and approach every case with professionalism and will seek the truth.
According to the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, of the approximately 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States, only about 7% of those agencies have dedicated cold case units. On January 9, 2020, the Office of Justice Programs published a blog entitled “Crisis in Cold Cases” highlighting there are hundreds of thousands of unsolved Cold Cases in the United States.
Over 600,000 individuals go missing in the United States every year. Fortunately, many missing children and adults are quickly found, alive and well. However, tens of thousands of individuals remain missing for more than one year – what many agencies consider “cold cases”.
It is estimated that 4,400 unidentified bodies are recovered each year, with approximately 1,000 of those bodies remaining unidentified after one year.
time is of the essence
The Investigators at ESI have the knowledge and experience to not just investigate the case, we can also help educate and inform you about the various stages of your missing persons case and help you make better informed decisions and better manage your case.
We have worked with numerous law enforcement agencies, other Private Investigators and charities to conduct missing person and missing child investigations involving missing persons and children, including online solicitation of minors, child abuse, and child abduction
Often families are left uninformed and unequipped to handle the situation and they do not know where to turn. If you need assistance with a Missing Persons Investigation or Missing Child Investigation, please contact us as soon as possible.