"It's enabling us to solicit assistance, not just in Maryland and surrounding states it's allowed us to go worldwide," she said. "It's another tool we can use."
Internet visitors who click on the site are greeted by a logo of an open drawer of a filing cabinet and a description of the unsolved case.
In the case posted Monday, police are looking for information about a homicide that occurred in Mechanicsville, Md., on June 26, 1992. Police responded to a car fire and found the burned body of a California, Md., woman a few feet from the car.
Investigators ruled the cause of death was asphyxiation.
A picture of the woman, Sara Marie Sapp, appears next to a $10,000 reward offer.
Herman said criminal investigators from state police units across the state will send in information about old cases for Internet postings. She said old cases might rotate if officials receive too many.
Internet users have more than a dozen other menu options when they click on the state police home page, including Maryland's Most Wanted, a greeting from Superintendent David B. Mitchell, recruiting information and statistics.
The site is a link on the Maryland State Police home page at (msp.home.ml.org), Herman said. People with information can click on the state police e-mail address - (email@example.com) - to send in tips.