A Message from the Program Administrator

Deputy Chief David Valentin, Santa Ana Police Department

On behalf of all the participating agencies throughout Orange County, the professional law enforcement personnel that have dedicated their careers’ work to investigate the most impactful crimes against persons in our County, and in support of the lives of loved ones forever impacted, I welcome you to our website. Established in 2014, the Orange County Cold Case Homicide Task Force (OCHTF) has set an industry best practice standard in its methodical, comprehensive and shared resources approach.

This regional collaboration is the result of law enforcement executives that have committed to a unified mission of solving cold homicide cases that have remained just as important to survivors as they have to the police personnel that have worked diligently on these cases. With the support of Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, Orange County District Attorney Bureau of Investigations Chief Craig Hunter, Orange County Sherriff Sandra Hutchens, OCHTF host agency Chief Carlos Rojas (Santa Ana Police Department) and the various other representing Chiefs of Police, this collaborative is intended to measure its success by cases SOLVED.

The OCHTF brings together some of the most experienced and well respected Orange County law enforcement personnel that have worked on high profile cases and in some instances have worked on cases spanning nearly their career. Orange County is fortunate to have the working group in place to address the many cases that are often forgotten by many. Our collective efforts are dedicated to the lives of survivors and the police professionals that have never lost hope in solving these crimes.

I encourage you to review all aspects of this site, provide useful feedback for site improvement and most critically contact anyone of our members if you have information regarding one of the cases featured.


OCHTF Program Administrator