JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 19-member task force could soon be formed to solely investigate Florida cold cases and the driving force behind the plan is a Jacksonville man.
Ryan Backmann formed Project Cold Case after his own father was murdered and the killer is still free.
He's launched a website that in less than a month has gotten more than 20 submissions from families wanting their loved one's cases featured.
The bill to create the Cold Case Task Force passed the Florida Senate Criminal Justice Committee unanimously Tuesday.
Backmann said unsolved homicides are a global problem.
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