Calling all armchair detectives and true crime fanatics, there is an entire database dedicated to bringing awareness to many of Florida's unsolved crimes--and you might have exactly what it takes to help solve a mystery.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's (FDLE) website "Unsolved Cases in Florida" showcases unresolved murder investigations, cold cases and missing persons reports, contributed by regional law enforcement agencies spanning over the last several decades. According to the website, the goal is to engage the public in offering tips that can lead to the apprehension of the individuals responsible for the offenses.
"By empowering citizens to provide tips, our goal is to arrest the criminals who committed these crimes," the website states, furthering that because it relies on local law enforcement participation it may not identify or represent every unsolved case in the state of Florida.
The database features photos of the victims, date of incident and the addresses as well as a brief case overview.
While the homepage slowly pans through a slideshow of cases one by one, the website's search bar actually allows users to dig deeper into cases by adding specifics like names, identification marks, reporting agencies and case types (homicides, cold cases and missing persons).
Anyone with information about a case is invited to submit a either through the website's “Send a Tip” button provided on the detailed page for that case or by contacting the local law enforcement agency investigating the case directly.
You can search the whole database and submit tips by clicking here.