Cold Case Unit

The Cold Case Unit (CCU) pursues unsolved homicide criminal investigations that remain open pending the discovery of new evidence. These cases were not solved initially through traditional means and “fresh eyes” are often needed to review existing work and pursue different avenues. The goal of the cold case investigator is not always to solve the case but to push forward the investigation meaningfully; often, these incremental steps lead to more significant advancements.

The division is housed under the Homicide Unit and is led by Chief Kurt Bjorklund, a prosecutor with almost twenty years of service, including both extensive homicide prosecution and management experience. The CCU works co-extensively with the existing Baltimore Police Department Cold Case Unit to ensure that these unique cases are investigated with coordination and specialization. To submit a cold case tip, visit or call Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit at 410-396-2100.