COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County Cold Case Unit has been awarded a $246,814 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.
District attorney Vic Reynolds applied for the grant in May, and will use the money to test DNA evidence and put part-time investigators to work on cold cases.
Cobb County has 400 unsolved murder and sexual assault cases dating back to 1985.
"We are firmly committed to achieving justice for these victims and holding accountable the criminals who preyed on them," Reynolds said in a statement. "That's why creating this unit has been among my priorities, and we are so thankful for this grant to help us."
Reynolds' office said a case grows "cold" when the investigation has stalled for at least 12 months.
Cobb County's cold case tip line number is 770-528-3032.