The Cold Case Foundation is a free resource for law enforcement when it comes to cases that may be anywhere from recent to decades old. Developed by former FBI Profiler, Greg Cooper, with John Douglas as the first Chairman of the board and current Chairman Emeritus, the Cold Case Foundation brings a versatile group of experts together in one, convenient network. The members of the Cold Case Foundation are spread throughout the country yet work together in conjunction with law enforcement agencies to provide a fresh look at cold cases.
The mission of the Cold Case Foundation is to be the ultimate resource for homicide, missing person, unidentified bodies, and rape/sexual assault cold cases with serial characteristics. This is accomplished by connecting law enforcement agencies to experts in a variety of disciplines. This is done through funding, consulting, training, networking, and empowering victims.
“VIXN is another example of effective tools that are made available to law enforcement,” said Greg Cooper, Executive Director and founder of the Cold Case Foundation. “ These resources are utilized in supporting law enforcement and victim’s families in resolving cold cases. Through collaboration between the Cold Case Foundation and Fermata Discovery, we expect that VIXN will effectively supplement investigative efforts and resources through managing the analysis and assessment of public data sources”.
Fermata Discovery, Inc. is a software development firm creating streamlined tools that accelerate and refine the investigation process. Its flagship product, VIXN (Visualize Information Across Networks), is a multifunctional case management and investigation platform, boasting an agile design that can adapt to any type of case.
VIXN analyzes and visualizes high volumes of information on-the-fly to connect the dots in complex investigations involving financial fraud, security, due diligence, civil & criminal litigation, missing persons, exonerations, cold cases, and more.
"If we had VIXN at HSI, we could have obtained information in a fraction of the time, resulting in more rapid and successful case results." — Matthew Jack, Retired Deputy Executive Director of Homeland Security Investigations, Dept. of Homeland Security, and current Managing Director of Fermata's Public Practice.
VIXN was developed on a mission to help investigators solve more cases, unearth more truths, and serve justice more swiftly. As part of this mission, Fermata has been building relationships with missing persons, anti-trafficking, and cold case non-profit organizations to get VIXN into the hands of the people who need it most.
The Cold Case Foundation has decided to use VIXN for some of their own cases and provide feedback regarding the application so Fermata can continue to enhance their product.
Recently, Fermata has been working closely with members of the foundation in order to enhance the effectiveness of the product.
The Cold Case Foundation was founded in 2013 with the mission to assist law enforcement agencies and victim’s families in resolving cases. With a large, network of dedicated individuals, the Cold Case Foundation strives to find answers and direction in homicide, sexual assault, and missing persons, and unidentified bodies cases that have gone cold.
Fermata Discovery, Inc., is a venture-backed SaaS firm headquartered in New York, whose team has over 50+ combined years of experience working with the federal government, law enforcement, Fortune 500 companies, private investigation firms, law firms and nonprofits. Our technical team is powered by MIT engineers, former federal intelligence professionals, veterans, and leading cybersecurity advisors.