The Waco Police Department's Special Crimes detectives are tasked with investigating murders, aggravated assaults, sexual assaults of adults, questionable deaths and cold cases. Of the five detectives in the unit, that work the hundreds of active cases Waco PD receives daily, there is one detective that only investigates cold cases. This new position began at the beginning of 2020 with one cold case already solved.
The Waco Police Department has 120 cold cases on file, below they are listed with a brief description of the victim and incident. If you have any information that could lead to an arrest or closure of these cases please use this online form.
What is a Cold Case?
A cold case is an unsolved murder, after so many days with no viable information to locate a suspect or make an arrest the cases can "go cold." Although considered a cold case the detective works each day to find a new lead, learn new information that hopefully brings closure to the victim's family.