Non-profit DNA testing for cold cases

$1,035 of $81,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 2 months
Thousands of murders remain unsolved in this country because DNA testing is too expensive.  With your help, these cases can take a giant step toward being solved.

Despite being staffed by volunteers, we're one of the most creative and aggressive cold case organizations in the U.S.  We began in Utah, but are now contacted by families and law enforcement throughout the country.  Early on, we learned how much evidence has not undergone DNA testing due to its high cost.  We're doing something about it.

We're excited to announce that the Utah Cold Case Coalition will soon offer not-for-profit DNA testing to law enforcement and families in the U.S.  Construction of the lab has begun, and qualified DNA personnel have been recruited.  The lab will be accredited/certified.  This GoFundMe is to purchase testing equipment, such as:

Applied Biosystems 3500 Genetic Analyzer + software ($60,000) (see example below)
Applied Biosystems 9700 Thermal Cycler ($2,000)
ABI 7500 Real-Time QPCR System ($19,000)
(Total equipment + supply costs will be closer to $200,000)

This badly needed service will revolutionize investigation of unsolved murders in the U.S.  We are a 501(c)(3) organization; donations are tax-deductible.


Our efforts have been covered by the Washington Post, National Crime Report, ABC, Fox, and CBS News, the Investigation Discovery Channel, and many others.  We offer rewards, cadaver dog and GPR searches, surveillance, grief assistance - whatever it takes to bring closure to loved ones.  Check out our Facebook page and new YouTube channel.


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Thank you to all who've donated so far (and to those who gave outside the GoFundMe site). Also to businesses who have offered nice discounts on non-equipment supplies and fixtures. Good progress!

To learn more, check out ID Channel's On the Case with Paula Zahn. The episode "She's Gone" (aired March 2019) includes interviews with our founders.
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$1,035 of $81,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 2 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Utah Cold Case Coalition (Utah Cold Case Coalition)
Certified Charity
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Salt Lake City, UT
EIN: 825071873
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