In recent years, Indianapolis has seen its fair share of high-profile crimes that have left the community on edge and law enforcement officials scrambling for answers. One such case that left the city in shock was the brutal murder of a young woman in a popular park. Despite an extensive investigation, the killer was never caught and the case went cold.
That is, until the Indianapolis Police Department brought in the FACES Facial Composite Software.
FACES is a cutting-edge technology that allows law enforcement officials to create a composite sketch of a suspect using a combination of computer-generated images and the eyewitness testimony of victims or witnesses. In the case of the park murder, the victim's friend was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect, which was then used to create a composite sketch using FACES.
The composite sketch was released to the public and within days, a tip was received that led to the arrest of the suspect. He was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
The use of FACES in this case was a game-changer for the Indianapolis Police Department and proved that even the most challenging cases can be solved with the right technology and the help of the community.
As a result of this success, the Indianapolis Police Department has now adopted FACES as their standard for creating composite sketches and other law enforcement agencies across the state are following suit.