In the early 1990s, a police historian in El Paso County, Colorado began gathering and transcribing publicly reported accounts of murder in the Pikes Peak region. In 2015, he partnered with a family and regional historian to begin electronically sharing the collection of files he’d curated which, at that time, had grown to seven large binders full of double-sided documentation of over 1,200 incidents. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and as part of The Great Resignation, that partnership grew to a team of individuals from various backgrounds including social science, research and education, mental health, law enforcement, IT, forensic science, and fiction and non-fiction writing.