Meet Dominic d’Souza, my nocturnal friend. Dominic is a specialist defense practitioner often instructed on very high profile cases in the UK. He has extensive experience in Business Crime with complex fraud, insider dealing, mortgage and VAT fraud. Dominic also specializes in Confiscation cases brought by the Assets Recovery Agency under the new legislation. Dominic speaks fluent Cantonese [...]Tags: Dominic d'Souza, Vidocq presents ...!
Archive for June, 2011
As you know, our #cclivechat on July 15, 2011, centers on the case of Elizabeth Short. Elizabeth (July 29, 1924 – January 15, 1947) was found savagely murdered and her body was left in plain view for anyone to see the grotesque mutilations that she was subjected to before she died. Over the years, many authors [...]Tags: Autopsy, Black Dahlia, Book Reviews, California, Crime Scene, Cruelty, DNA, Elizabeth Short, Evidence, Expert Testimony, Faulty Evidence, Finger Printing, Forensics, Identification, Investigations Division, Partial Finger Printing, Police, Rape kits, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, Witnesses
Between 1933 and 1945, millions of children were displaced as a result of persecution by the Nazis and their collaborators. After World War II, relief agencies photographed some of the children who survived to help find their families. Now, more than 65 years later, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is working to discover what [...]Tags: Sum it Up!
We have a lively discussion going on about a variety of issue in the cold case of Betsy Aardsma. If you’d like to read those comments, click here. Vidster now has exciting news to tell you: more information will become available as soon as Derek Sherwood’s book comes out! It will contain the full story of the [...]Tags: Autopsy, Betsy Aardsma, Crime Scene, DNA, Evidence, Finger Printing, Forensics, Identification, Investigations Division, PennState University, Pennsylvania, Police, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, Witnesses
I’m A Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here! by Sue Carney Imagine having an eclectic group of scientists at your disposal to ask any question you like. This is exactly what the ‘I’m A Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here’ project offers to approximately 8000 UK school children for two weeks, commencing Monday 13 June [...]Tags: Crime Labs, DNA, Evidence, Forensics, Sue Carney, UK
Cold Cases: Hartford, CT: Kelvin Daye has been arrested in connection with the 2004 homicide on Nutmeg Lane and has been charged with the first degree kidnapping, felony murder, and aggravated sexual assault of Trupti Patel. An autopsy revealed that Patel had been raped and died of a gunshot wound to the head. The case [...]Tags: Sum it Up!
Please welcome my good friend Gavin to DCC! Gavin Ward is a lawyer who turned legal technologist, working as a self-employed consultant to the legal profession in Scotland. Based in Scotland’s largest two cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, his business is called WardblawG Consulting, which includes social media and SEO services for law firms across Scotland. As part [...]Tags: Gavin Ward, Vidocq presents ...!
The Sarnia Observer reports that Commissioner Lewis stands by his decision in the 1974 unsolved murder of Karen Caughlin. “Lewis also defended OPP Insp. Ian Maule, who is in charge of the Caughlin case. Maule is a professional who has solved many cold cases during a career that has earned him international acclaim, he said. ”Ian [...]Tags: Autopsy, Canada, Crime Scene, Cruelty, DNA, Evidence, Forensics, Identification, Investigations Division, Police, Sarnia, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, Witnesses
Our themed chat today was all about Joe Giacalone’s book “the Criminal Investigative Function.” Joe answered questions, gave insight into the acronyms used, and spoke about anything Twitterers asked. His book is available on Amazon and if you like it, leave Joe a review there. He also posted his speaking schedule (read “tour dates”) and [...]Tags: cclivechat
We are finally able to see the face of the lady known as Grace Doe. Please take a look and see whether you recognize her. Police believe Grace was killed more than a month before her remains were discovered and that it had probably happened on Halloween night, 1990. A witness reported nearly 20 years [...]Tags: Autopsy, Crime Scene, Cruelty, DNA, Evidence, Expert Testimony, Finger Printing, Forensics, Identification, Investigations Division, Missouri, Partial Finger Printing, Police, Unsolved Homicide, Victim, Witnesses