The Zeigler November 2016 appeal

On March 31, 2016, an evidentiary hearing was held for William Thomas Zeigler to request touch DNA testing in his case. Judge Whitehead denied that request for touch DNA on July 18, 2016. On November 23, 2016, an appeal was filed in the Supreme Court of Florida. In this post I have joined the state’s arguments […]

Case of the Month: Teryl Lynn Steel Orcutt

Teryl Lynn Steel Orcutt went missing on Jan 21, 1990. On Jan 28 she was found stabbed to death in a palmetto thicket near Black Creek, Middleburg, Florida. She was just 26 years old. I do not know the exact date of death. Teryl was stabbed many times in her chest. Her partially clothed body […]

The Sims Family: 1966-2016

The Sims Family Murders (Tallahassee, Florida) are Case of the Month for October as this year marks the 50th anniversary of their unsolved homicides. We lost Robert Wilson Sims (Aug. 24, 1924 – Oct. 22, 1966), Helen Sollie Sims (Feb. 23, 1932 – Oct. 31, 1966), and Joy Lynn Sims (Mar. 5, 1954 – Oct. […]

The cold case of Albert Edwin Seaburg

The cold case of Albert Edwin Seaburg (March 4, 1926 – Sept 4, 1997) is Case of the Month for September. Albert E. Seaburg (71) was murdered while traveling through Florida. His home state was Illinois. The Florida authorities believe that he was shot during a robbery. He was found dead in his Best Inn […]

Zeigler’s touch DNA request denied

On Monday July 18, 2016 Judge Whitehead denied William Thomas Zeigler’s latest DNA request. It asked for testing of evidence with modern technology with emphasis on touch DNA. From the Orlando Sentinel: “In the 30-page ruling, Orange-Osceola Circuit Judge Reginald Whitehead held that Zeigler’s petition for DNA testing was too similar to others that he’s […]

Hernando County Jane Doe 1972

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) can use some help with a 1972 cold case. It involves the remains of a woman found July 19, 1972. She was near High Corner Road and Cortez Boulevard (State Road 50) in Brooksville. Range of identifiers: white between 25 to 40 years old 5′ 0″ – 5′ 1″ tall 125-145 lbs. short […]