Indianapolis police are getting a $500,000 federal grant to try to crack unsolved slayings.
The Department of Justice funding will pay for two detectives to sift through hundreds of unsolved cases that have stymied investigators for decades.
It also will pay for creating a database designed to help investigators pick the cases most likely to be solved. City contractor Natalie Kroovand Hipple of Crime Control Research says cases most likely to yield DNA evidence will be picked first.
The Department of Justice says it has awarded similar grants to law enforcement agencies in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis and Los Angeles.