Cook County Sheriff’s Office To Prioritize Women In New ‘Missing Persons Project’

The Sheriff’s Office is launching a new initiative to find people who have been missing for three years or longer.

Chicago Violence Police detectives
Chicago police detectives investigate crime scene. Photo from 2013. Cold cases of missing people are going to be re-opened under the Missing Persons Project. Paul Beaty / AP
Chicago Violence Police detectives
Chicago police detectives investigate crime scene. Photo from 2013. Cold cases of missing people are going to be re-opened under the Missing Persons Project. Paul Beaty / AP

Cook County Sheriff’s Office To Prioritize Women In New ‘Missing Persons Project’

The Sheriff’s Office is launching a new initiative to find people who have been missing for three years or longer.

Reset talks with the Cook County Sheriff’s office and a local journalist who has been drawing attention to the unsolved murders of Black women in Chicago for years.

GUESTS: Dion Trotter, police commander at Cook County Sheriff’s Department

John Fountain, journalism professor at Roosevelt University, former crime reporter