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I am a true crime blogger, writer, and former human rights defender. Many victims of unsolved homicides and those missing have no web presence. Many have no celebrity spokesperson attached to their case. These victims need to have a web presence if we ever want to find answers in their cases.

We have new technology that could shed a light on old evidence. We didn’t used to have DNA or touch DNA. We didn’t used to have the technology to simulate a full fingerprint if we found a partial piece. Now we do.

To make sure that these cases can be found by those developing new technologies, I blog about them. Many newspaper articles are not on microfilm in public libraries. Many articles are not scanned in and available online. We cannot allow that those cases are forgotten.  That is why I blog.

More than 130 cold cases are featured on this blog and that list is growing. All the cases are listed on the cases index tab in the gray top menu bar. The trial dates from some cases that I am watching are highlighted in a widget in the right margin on the front page. Not every case is updated in a separate post but most are updated in the cases index.

Every month, my blog features a “Case of the Month” to highlight one victim’s story, unsolved case, or 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 post and sources at the end if you wish to read more.

Aside from unsolved homicides, I also blog about missing persons, unidentified persons, forensics, wrongful convictions, and books related to the above mentioned subjects.

Instead of commenting here, I would like to ask you to share your thoughts on your own social media platforms. By discussing a cold case on your blog/SM-accounts with your networks, you enhance the victim’s digital footprint. The case reaches new networks, new connections, new news feeds. Maybe one day the updates will pop up in someone’s news feed. Someone who can help. And that is the goal.

Feel free to drop me a line by using the contact page, or find me on

Last, I have made a Facebook page for this blog to enhance the visibility of the cases. You know what to do on that page.



  1. […] been busy writing a number of articles aimed at the non-scientist, for the very reputable website Defrosting Cold Cases, run by the illustrious Vidster. (I urge you to check out his work if you have any interest at all […]

  2. […]  Its webmaster is a man using the name VIDSTER, who has a very impressive backgound as “a lawyer with a long history in the fields of criminology and human rights defense; however, I am not a practitioner.” See his bio here. […]

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