How to find a cold case

There are several ways to find a cold case on my blog:

  1. the tab “cold case database” in the green menu bar sends you to my database. There you can find a cold case by the victim’s or the wrongfully convicted person’s last name
  2. you can find a cold case by entering a keyword in the search box in the upper right hand corner of your screen.
  3. use the category drop down menu in the left margin to search by category
  4. use the archives tab to find information by category, month, year or, scan the 50 most recent posts
  5. if you still cannot find a case it may not have been discussed (yet) on my blog. Contact me.

I have an extensive to-do list (read: binder). Every time I learn about a case that needs attention I add the case to that list. That list is also the order in which I blog about cold cases.

All the cold cases here on this blog are listed in chronological order. My posts include:

  • unsolved homicides
  • missing persons
  • unidentified persons
  • wrongful convictions and
  • forensics as applied to cold cases

A cold case involves an investigation where despite tremendous efforts of the authorities (often assisted by civilians) no new leads were uncovered. No new information came in for a long time. All existing avenues were explored and exhausted. The case is not closed (there is no statute of limitation on murder) but isn’t looked at on a daily basis until new evidence/leads emerge or, new technology makes it possible to test well-preserved evidence for biological materials such as touch DNA.

Thank you to everyone who emails me with information, photography, details to add to posts, pictures of old newspapers, and more. All this helps to make sure the victims are not forgotten. I appreciate you all.

Thank you for using my blog.

Alice