More than 1,000 cold case homicides in Ohio database

More than 1,000 cold case homicides in Ohio database

COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday more than 1,000 cold cases have now been uploaded to the Attorney General's Ohio Unsolved Homicides Database.

Attorney General DeWine asked law enforcement agencies to submit their cold case information to the online database in September. At the time, there were only 166 unsolved homicide cases on the site.

"We are very happy that so many local law enforcement agencies have submitted their unsolved homicide cases," said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. "We have already received tips on some of the cases, and we hope these tips will lead to arrests."

Fifty-four law enforcement agencies have submitted all or some of their cold cases, including:

*Cincinnati Police Department: 423 cases

*Dayton Police Department: 376 cases

*Akron Police Department: 72 cases

*Franklin County Sheriff's Office: 61 cases

Click here for a list of Agencies that have submitted cold cases to database.

The Cleveland Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff's Office have committed to submitting their unsolved homicide cases as well, which will bring the database numbers to approximately 2,000.

There are an estimated 5,000 unsolved homicides throughout the state.

Participation in the database is voluntary.

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