State Completes Testing Of 14 Thousand Rape Kits

Jul 29, 2019


The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation has finished testing 14 thousand rape kits from across the state and has begun helping police pursue suspects identified by that evidence. 

BCI says the agency has tested and returned kits to nearly every Ohio police department.  482 kits have been returned to Columbus.  BCI Superintendent Joe Morbitzer says the Ohio Attorney General's Office has formed a cold case squad to helper smaller departments arrest and prosecute sexual assault suspects.