TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Terre Haute Police Department was approved for a more than $12,000 grant Monday to assist in the investigation into the I-70 killer case.

According to THPD Det. Brad Rumsey, the grant money, which totals $12,150, is being awarded by the nonprofit organization “Season of Justice” and was applied for by THPD Violent Crimes Unit detectives. Rumsey said the group applied for the grant shortly after the November I-70 Killer Task Force Meeting in St. Charles, Mo. determined what evidence from the case needed submitted for testing.

The testing required is specialty testing within the DNA community, Rumsey said, meaning it is expensive. The Vigo County Prosecutors Office was asked about the cost and agreed to pay for the testing. However, THPD wanted to help alleviate those costs by applying for grants.

The grant funding received will pay for the entire testing cost, Rumsey said.

“This was the best case scenario as we were hoping to save the tax payers of Vigo County as much money as possible in this endeavor,” he said in an email. “The Prosecutors Office was very pleased with this outcome as well as this allows them to allocate that money on other projects within their office.”