For release on April 9, 2014   CONTACTS: Ted Kajani, Deputy District Attorney Cold Case Unit Leader (408) 792-2609   Yen Dang, Supervising Deputy District Attorney Consumer Protection Unit (408) 792-2818   DA WEBSITE TO FEATURE COLD CASE MURDER, CONSUMER TIPS   As part of 2014’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is launching two new website sections: one to help the public protect itself against financial crimes and the other to enlist help from the public to solve violent crimes that have gone cold with time.   Periodically, the website will feature a “Cold Case” - a violent crime that has gone unsolved through the years. We hope bringing the focus on a particular case will help generate new leads.   The website will also feature “Consumer Corner” - a section dedicated to providing tips and resources for those trying to be a savvy consumer and avoid scams.    “Every year our Office seeks justice for thousands of crime victims in Santa Clara County,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said. “The public has a vital role to both educate themselves against consumer crimes and to work with us to solve violent crimes, sometimes long after they happen.”     The first cold case to be featured on our website is the 1982 Sunnyvale slaying of Karen Stitt, a 15-year-old Palo Alto teenager, whose body was found near a bus stop. She had been stabbed close to 60 times.   D.A. Rosen said: “We haven’t forgotten Karen and we want your help to find her killer.”   Aside from bi-monthly consumer tips, the “Consumer Corner” is intended to provide resources for people seeking information on the latest scams and to prevent the public from being victimized in the first place.   Our first consumer tip: Planning to Remodel?  Be sure the contractor is licensed. For more information go to: www.cslb.ca.gov.   ###

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