AG Griffin establishes cold case unit in office

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Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin.

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin announced Tuesday (June 18) that he will establish a new unit to investigate cold cases. He made the announcement following the annual Missing Persons Event in Benton.

Griffin said the cold case unit will operate using already-approved appropriations and will require no additional resources.

“I’ve had many people bring cold cases to my attention in the past, and to date I’ve had to refer them to other law enforcement agencies. No one agency can do it all, and bringing the expertise and resources of my office to this effort is a good and right step to take,” he said.

“The role of my office is to provide resources statewide, and we will look to coordinate efforts with agencies already doing great work on cold cases,” Griffin added.

The cold case unit within the Office of the Attorney General will be part of the office’s Special Investigations Division, which operates under the leadership of Chief Wayne Bewley.