Rhonda Annette Hinson (Dec. 13, 1962 – Dec 23, 1981)

In the early morning hours of Dec. 23, 1981, less than a mile from her North Carolina home, Rhonda Hinson (19) died from a single gunshot. She was the daughter of Bobby and Judy Hinson and sister to Robert. The bullet came from a high-powered rifle. It traveled through the trunk of her car, through […]

Steven Alfred Harris (1949-1988)

On August 24, 1988, Steven Alfred Harris, Sr. “was found on Olio Road in Hamilton county near Geist Reservoir, Indiana. The Harris’ had been fishing and someone shot the elder Harris as they were walking back to their car.” This information comes from the website of the Indiana State Police (ISP). I have several problems […]

Vickie Lynn Harrell (1948-1972)

The story of Vickie Lynn Harrell (Aug. 15, 1948 – Aug. 14, 1972) is hardly touched upon online aside from the posting of repeated information. All the more reason to explore as Cold Case of the Month for June 2017. The Case From the Indiana State Police we learn the following: August 12, 1972: Vickie Lynn Harrell […]

Where is Harry Browe, Jr?

The Harry Browe, Jr case is a mystery. It is an old Michigan missing person case from the 30s. What do we know? On September 5, 1936, around 430pm, brothers Charles (9) and Edward (7) Browe left from home to visit Clark Park (Detroit) with their baby brother Harry in his stroller. At that time […]

Case of the Month: Sophie Sergie (1973 – 1993)

This month is the 24th anniversary of the Sophie Sergie murder that still haunts the Fairbanks authorities. On April 26, 1993, around 2pm, Sophie Sergie (20) was found dead by a janitor. Her body was in a bathtub in the second floor women’s restroom of Bartlett Hall, University of Alaska. She was raped and killed. The […]

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 […]

Case of the Month: Doni Grindstaff

Expanding the reach of cold cases is the title of a chapter dedicated to Doni Grindstaff. I wrote it for the book “Solving the Unsolved.” The book was released by the American Investigative Society Of Cold Cases (AISOCC). I am posting part of the text here by request of Doni’s family and readers. __ If you […]