Redistributive policy

Acting police chief adds cold case priorities to policy manual

By Katy St. Clair

Acting Seaside Police Chief Nick Borges announced that his department will adopt a progressive and targeted policy to honor those killed at Seaside by rigorously investigating cold cases.

Titled “Policy 601”, it states that cold cases are a priority and establishes guidelines and requirements for monitoring them.

Policy requires a sergeant to coordinate a check of all existing unsolved homicide files at the end of his three-year rotation.

“The audit will include a review of each case and will prioritize any cases that have investigative leads and/or have potential for resolution through updated or existing DNA technology,” it read.


Recently, a few cold cases at Seaside have been resolved or made breakthroughs. In June, a Nevada man was arrested on suspicion of the 1982 murder of kindergarten Anne Pham. In May, a 50-year-old man was convicted of murdering a man in 1995. Also in May, two suspects were been identified for the murder of Elizabeth Baker in 2014.

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