Why did I start this blog?
A cold case is like a puzzle. We try to fit the pieces together. Usually people start with the edges and then continue with the best or most recognizable part of the (perceived) image. Sometimes that works very well. However, if after decades the puzzle pieces still do not fit together then maybe it is time to think outside the box.
Maybe the bits of information that formed a single puzzle piece were never meant to be placed together. Maybe we started the puzzle with the wrong pieces or, in the wrong order. So, what would happen if we started in another order or with different pieces?
That is exactly what I like to do.
I look at the puzzle again and try to find out whether there were alternative explanations for the facts in hopes to regroup the puzzle pieces and the timeline, to get a clearer picture. I may not start the puzzle where others did. However, if a case has not been solved for decades the least we can do now is give “alternative puzzle piecing” a shot. We just might find out that it works!
On DCC, you will not only find posts about unsolved homicides. I also write about missing persons, unidentified persons, forensics, wrongful convictions, and books related to the above mentioned subjects. Add some calls for help from the cops, my series “Sum it up!” and “Vidocq presents!, #crimechat (previously#cclivechat), and the mix is complete. If I get irritated enough a legal opinion will appear here as well!
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