Archives for May 2011

No external review in Caughlin murder

The Observer reports that “The Ontario Provincial Police won’t be handing over its investigation of the Karen Caughlin murder to another police agency for external review. Commissioner Chris Lewis is confident OPP detectives have conducted a “thorough and professional” investigation and will not ask for an independent review of the cold case file, Insp. Dave […]

Bradley’s term as Texas forensic science panel chairman ends next week

The controversial chairman of the Texas Forensic Science  Commission will be out of the job next week. The state Senate Nominations Committee has ended its work  for this session without voting on Gov. Rick Perry’s appointment in 2009 of John  Bradley to chair the commission. Perry appointed Bradley to lead the commission days before it was to […]

Recap #cclivechat May 27, 2011

A very fast chat but it produced a plan and a strategy! The general plan is to examine some famous cold cases together in a themed chat. Then, we discuss the case together where each participant reports according to their area of expertise. And then we jointly blog about it! We practise with famous cold cases first for the […]

Information needed on John Sweeney

A request from the Rotterdam Cold Case Squad in the Netherlands: If you have any information at all about the life of John Sweeney and in particular, his travels to and in the Netherlands, please contact the Rotterdam Police. “John Sweeney, 54, from Liverpool, was given a whole life tariff at the Old Bailey after […]

Independent review of Caughlin Murder

The Caughlin family is calling for an independent external review of the 1974 murder of their little sister Karen Caughlin. “It’s been 37 years, and it’s time,” said Caughlin, who will hold a press conference in Sarnia next week to discuss and seek public support for the review. “This is not going to be solved under […]