A measure to help thousands gain closure in the violent loss of loved ones has two Senate committee hurdles left after clearing its first panel with uniform support.
The bill by Tamarac Sen. Rosalind Osgood requires Florida police agencies to review unsolved murders from five years ago or more at a victim’s family member’s request.
If the review finds a reinvestigation could identify new leads, the agency must conduct one.
Miami Gardens Rep. Christopher Benjamin, a fellow Democrat, is sponsoring the bill’s House companion.
According to Project: Cold Case, 34% of the 57,181 murders in Florida from 1965-2021 remain unsolved.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics