Archives for March 2017

Burke, Council, and Hawkins

I love to check the oldest cases on police departments’ cold case pages. Not all departments have such a page but all departments should. The Metropolitan Police for the District of Columbia has several pages split up in categories. You can search for current missing person cases, cases with rewards, most wanted cases, and unsolved homicides. The […]

RIP Robert Kovack

DNA tests on human remains found near the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia confirmed that the remains belonged to Robert Leroy Kovack (24). Robert Kovack went missing on September 19, 1998. Kovack had started his second year in the graduate architecture program at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He was leaving Blacksburg on Friday evening to go home […]

The Brain Defense: neuroscience in court

Neuroscience plays a role in the courtroom just like partial fingerprinting and DNA. It is a field with which many struggle. Is it true when someone says: “my brain made me do it?” Is that person hearing voices or simply making excuses? It is tempting to think that indeed, they make up excuses to avoid […]

Remembering the Frog Boys

They are known as the Frog Boys and theirs is the Case of the Month for March, 2017. U Cheol-won (13), Jo Ho-yeon (12), Kim Yeong-gyu (11), Park Chan-in (10), and Kim Jong-sik (9) went to catch frogs near Mount Waryong, South Korea, on March 26, 1991. It was a national holiday so they didn’t […]