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Archive for December, 2010
There is so much progress in cold case investigations that I could easily write about 10 new posts…but I am not gonna! Instead, I will give you the names and links so you can follow what I read this week. Progress in UK cold case investigation resulted in justice when Judge John Devaux sentenced Peter Hull to [...]Tags: Crime
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The 1975 unsolved murder of Sharron Prior: a good reason for Joe Giacalone and I to team up and explore the nightmare that has haunted Point-St.-Charles ever since. We read the website that was made for Sharron and all the newspaper articles. Below are our observations and initial reactions. What happened? Sharron (16) disappeared on March 29, 1975 [...]Tags: Autopsy, Canada, Crime Scene, Cruelty, DNA, Evidence, Forensics, Identification, Investigations Division, Police, Rape kits, Sharron Prior, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, Witnesses
Vidster is in the sun room, blogging, checking that the links on the “cases” page work (hat tip to Evie over at the Whimsical Quill), and reading around the blogs. I need a break hence this “summing it up!” post. Joe and I are teaming up to work on a 1975 old unsolved murder case from [...]Tags: Sum it Up!
UPDATE: the posting of the letter in full has led to comments and remarks that have been forwarded to the Midland County Sherrif’s Office. In 1991, Richard McRoberts lost his beloved son Greg McRoberts (24). Greg was struck while riding his bicycle around 7 p.m. on December 12, 1991, near his home at 1862 S. Meridian [...]Tags: Autopsy, Crime Scene, Evidence, Forensics, hit-and-run, Identification, Investigations Division, Michigan, Police, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, Witnesses
In my previous post “Zeigler, Part XVI“, I referred to the Jellison tape that was conveniently kept from the defense team. It was only recovered in April of 1987, when Zeigler’s lawyers made a Florida Public Records Act request for the files of the State Attorney in Orlando. That’s when they discovered (aside from the “Buried Thompson report”) [...]Tags: Actual Innocence, Autopsy, Ballistics, Capital Punishment, Crime Labs, Crime Scene, Death Row, DNA, Evidence, Expert Testimony, Faulty Evidence, FBI, Finger Printing, Florida, Forensics, Gun Fire, Identification, Investigations Division, Miscarriage of Justice, Police, Prisons, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, William Thomas Zeigler, Witnesses, Wrongful Convictions
The Harris County authorities in Texas need your help. On June 27, 1977, 18-year-old Connie Sue Madvig was found in a wooded area near Aldine Westfield and East Cypresswood in Spring, Texas. She had been stabbed to death. Connie was last seen alive on June 23, 1977, walking to a store after leaving her parents’ home in the [...]Tags: Autopsy, Connie Sie Madvig, Crime Scene, Evidence, Identification, Investigations Division, Police, Unsolved Homicide, Victim
As Cold Case Investigators know, there is no telling how fast you will make progress in a cold case. Vidster has been working on several cases that have not been posted on DCC yet for the simple reason that I wish to add more details. You see, what I don’t like about most cold case [...]Tags: Sum it Up!