Cold Cases

State Cold Case database

There are roughly more than 400 cold cases throughout Utah which include homicides, missing persons, and unidentified deceased persons. Last legislative session, Utah lawmakers passed Senate Bill 160 which required all law enforcement agencies in Utah to enter their cold cases and missing persons cases into the database. The Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) is spearheading the effort and has been provided funding for the database and for a fulltime cold case analyst. Four divisions within DPS will support the database and its goal of bringing justice to victims and their families. The Department’s Crime Lab, State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), State Information and Analysis Center (SIAC) and the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) will all have a hand in supporting cases entered into the database.

As part of the requirements of Senate Bill 160, cases that remain unsolved at least 3 years after the crime occurred, or any homicide that has gone unsolved, must be submitted into the database.

Along with the support from Senator Weiler, the development of the database was a collaborative effort between the Department of Public Safety, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, Salt Lake City Police, Unified Police Department, the Chiefs and Sheriffs Association, the Utah Cold Case Coalition, Statewide Association of Prosecutors among others.

Law Enforcement wanting to add a cold case to the website can contact gmcneil@utah.gov

October 17, 2003

Fernando Hernandez

Victim: Fernando Ordonez-Hernandez Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 2003-10-17 Victim Age: 49 Victim Gender: Male Synopsis: At approximately 5:30 a.m. on October 17, 2003, Dispatch […]
May 17, 2003

Carlos Lopez Perez

Victim: Carlos Lopez Perez Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 2003-05-17 Victim Age: 43 Victim Gender: Male Synopsis: The victim was lying on the grass in […]
September 30, 2002

Hipolito Casiano Mateos

Victim: Hipolito Casiano Mateos Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 2002-09-30 Victim Age: 28 Victim Gender: Male Synopsis: At 6:05 a.m. on September 20, 2002, Hipolito […]
July 23, 2000

Sai Foisia

Victim: Sai Foisia Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 2000-07-23 Victim Age: 25 Victim Gender: Male Synopsis: At approximately 3:15 a.m., the victim was found bleeding […]
May 24, 1999

Ann Rich

Victim: Ann Rich Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 1999-05-24 Victim Age: 31 Victim Gender: Female Synopsis: At approximately 6:30 a.m., the complainant was walking along […]
September 24, 1998

Itishia Camp

Victim: Itishia Camp Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 1998-09-24 Victim Age: 21 Victim Gender: Female Synopsis: The victim was found in a stairwell behind the […]
June 16, 1998

Alberto Vence

Victim: Alberto Vence Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 1998-06-16 Victim Age: 36 Victim Gender: Male Synopsis: A cleaning person at the Regis Hotel opened the […]
November 23, 1995

Melissa Griggs

Victim: Melissa Griggs Cold Case Type: Homicide Occurrence Date: 1995-11-23 Victim Age: 33 Victim Gender: Female Synopsis: The victim left her temporary residence in West Valley […]
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