Why is having a web presence important? Because the Internet is a primary source for information gathering.
We must ensure that those developing new technologies can find these old cold cases. They will search the web for specific old cases where pieces of evidence have been preserved but were never tested with modern technology. They may search in newspaper archives too but many articles are not scanned in and available online. Many newspapers are not even on microfilm in public libraries. We cannot allow that some victims are forgotten or that their cases are skipped. That is why I blog.
You can find more than 143 cold cases here and the list is growing. All the cases are on the cases index tab in the gray top menu bar. Not every case is always updated in a separate post. Usually cases get updated on the cases index page.
The trial dates from some cases that I am watching are highlighted in a widget in the right margin on the front page.
Every month, my blog features a “Case of the Month” to highlight one victim’s unsolved case or someone’s wrongful conviction. This series is not limited to any particular country. You can find the links in the green top menu bar. These posts are meant to renew media attention for the case and are not exhaustive case reviews. I add links in the posts and sources at the end if you wish to read more. These case descriptions can also serve as inspiration for author looking into plot or character development for their works.
Aside from unsolved homicides, I also blog about missing persons, forensics, wrongful convictions, and books related to the above mentioned subjects. For my book review policy, please check the FAQ page.
As for comments, I would like to ask you to share your thoughts on your own social media platforms. By discussing an old cold case on your blog/SM-accounts with your networks, you too enhance the victim’s digital footprint. By sharing, liking, and retweeting my posts, the case reaches new networks, new connections, and new news feeds. Maybe one day our updates will pop up in someone’s news feed, someone who can help. And that is the goal.