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Middle Township PD
Wednesday May 24th, 2023 :: 03:55 p.m. EDT


Middle Township Police Department deploys AI to help investigate 30-year-old cold case

The Middle Township Police Department in close partnership with the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office has entered into an agreement with Tabtu Corp and its service provider Terawe to utilize their Vollee Artificial Intelligence (AI) service to assist in the Mark Himebaugh missing person case from 1991. 

Investigations can result in the collection of large amounts of data and evidence. AI has the potential to help find patterns and connections in this vast array of information that may not be readily apparent. Law enforcement agencies are increasingly deploying new technologies to advance investigations.  The Vollee AI service can help improve the efficiency and efficacy of these investigations. The use of the Vollee Neural AI Assistant, built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, enables advanced compute and processing capabilities.

“I want to thank the Vollee team and Microsoft for partnering with us on this important project”, said Chief Leusner, who is retiring on June 1st.  “It is important that we use every available resource and the latest technology to help us find Mark.  My hope is this pilot program will help us solve Mark’s case and be used as a model to help with other cold cases.” 

“Recent advances in technology have been assisting law enforcement agencies in solving cold cases,” said Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland.  “We will continue to work diligently with our law enforcement partners investigating Mark’s disappearance and we look forward to utilizing the new technology from Tabtu Corp and Terawe in continuing our search for Mark.”

“We are delighted and honored to help Chief Leusner, the Middle Township Police Department and their law enforcement partners,” said Anil Balakrishnan, CEO of Vollee. “Vollee’s advanced AI capabilities accelerates digital evidence analysis by identifying new patterns and correlations across a wide variety of media and documents, which might otherwise remain hidden.”

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the FBI-Atlantic City Field Office, and New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit are partners in this investigation. 
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