When does an unsolved case become a cold case?

When all leads have been completed and exhausted it is typically named a cold case. The original investigator keeps the case, continues reviewing the leads, and explores other avenues to develop new leads. The case is never abandoned. If the original investigator leaves the homicide unit, the supervisor will review the case and assign it to another investigator who will rework all previous leads

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1. When does an unsolved case become a cold case?
2. Can a reward be offered by family members or from outside funding?
3. Can someone call in a tip and remain completely anonymous?
4. Is there a victim advocate that will assist the victim’s family with funeral service and other benefits?
5. Why are family members not allowed to enter the crime scene of a homicide of a family member?