It was a long shot, I know. To think that a politician might actually do what is right instead of what is easy…well, that’s what dreams are made off and Vidocq was dreaming big in this case! But the news is in and now rudely awakened, we read in the New Zealand Herald that Justice Minister Simon [...]Tags: Actual Innocence, arthur allen thomas, Autopsy, Ballistics, Crime Scene, Cruelty, DNA, Evidence, Expert Testimony, Faulty Evidence, Finger Printing, Forensics, Gun Fire, Identification, Investigations Division, Jeanette and Harvey Crewe, Miscarriage of Justice, New Zealand, Partial Finger Printing, Police, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, Witnesses, Wrongful Convictions
Archive for November, 2010
Today is Black Friday and Vidocq is sitting in a local coffee shop watching people come in after hours of shopping. They all look exhausted and in need of espresso. I hear bits of conversations from the people around me. Mostly, I hear people exchanging tips to get the best out of Black Friday. “I [...]Tags: Autopsy, Ballistics, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Crime Scene, Evidence, FBI, Forensics, Gun Fire, Identification, Investigations Division, Police, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, Witnesses
As the minutes of Year One tick away, we must plan for Year Two. One thing is for sure: the blawg DCC will remain on the web! It may change theme, layout, or category order in the coming months but it is here to stay. Frankly, I cannot imagine my days without it anymore. For years, all [...]Tags: DCC
Meet Joseph L. Giacalone, a 19 year law enforcement Supervisor and Commanding Officer of a Cold Case Squad that has investigated hundreds of homicide and missing person cases throughout his career. Joe has a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Specialty in Crime and Deviance. He is also an Adjunct Professor at John Jay [...]Tags: Joe Giacalone, Vidocq presents ...!
The Trial Warrior, a.k.a. Antonin Pribetic, is a Toronto-based lawyer specializing in domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. He also teaches Advanced Legal Process at the University of Toronto at Mississauga-Rotman School of Management-Diploma in Forensic & Investigative Accounting (DIFA) program. You can follow the Pribe on twitter! For DCC he answered the following [...]Tags: Vidocq presents ...!
Dcc is officially one year on the Internet and that calls for a celebration! We now have 456 posts online highlighting cases of unsolved homicides, unidentified and missing people. On a day like this and right before America celebrates Thanksgiving, it is only just to feature some words of my friends. But the first “thank you” [...]Tags: DCC
Penn State’s Forensic Science students to explore evidence in the 1975 case of William Thomas Zeigler
Vidocq is proud to announce a special collaboration with Penn State University’s Forensic Science Program. The students in this program will get access to crime scene photographs, police reports, witness statements and more to apply everything they have learned in class in a real case. The students will be able to explore bloodstain patterns observed [...]Tags: Ballistics, Crime Scene, Evidence, Forensics, Gun Fire, Identification, PennState University, William Thomas Zeigler
For my friend, Vidocq and his successfull blog! Excellent job – pleasure working with you! Keep up the good work – may the next year be equally good! Clouseau
On behalf of Mr. McEachern, I post his message: “I hope some of you will find the time to watch the poem I wrote about the Tommy Zeigler case. Tommy has been on Florida’s death row for almost 35 years. If so, perhaps you will also be moved to sign an online petition (if you haven’t already [...]Tags: Actual Innocence, Ballistics, Capital Punishment, Crime Scene, Evidence, Florida, Forensics, Gun Fire, Police, Prosecutorial Misconduct, William Thomas Zeigler, Witnesses, Wrongful Convictions
I am very glad to report that this cold case is warming up again! Police are waiting for DNA test results of Betsy‘s red dress, the same dress she wore the afternoon that she was killed. Betsy was stabbed in her heart and nobody heard her scream. She died on November 28, 1969. Betsy was a [...]Tags: Autopsy, Crime Scene, DNA, Evidence, FBI, Forensics, Identification, Investigations Division, PennState University, Pennsylvania, Police, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, Witnesses