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 […]

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 Cold Case of Thomas Chan

This year is the 15th anniversary of Thomas Chan’s murder. There is hardly anything online about this case that why we made it the Case of the Month for December 2016. On December 14, 2001 Thomas Chan (July 11, 1965 – Dec 14, 2001) was killed. Thomas was a computer expert engaged to be married. He was […]

What happened to Amos Mortier?

“How thoroughly did Fitchburg police investigate an allegation that a Madison man confessed to stabbing Amos Mortier and feeding his body to pigs?” That’s quite an opening for a newspaper article. Your thoughts immediately bring up images of a conspiracy, people disappearing, smaller fish taking the heat for the impossible to catch bigger fish, possible […]

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 […]

Frances Blanche Hayes Groves

Frances Blanche Hayes Groves’ (April 20, 1915 – 1954) is a missing person’s case from 1954. There is nothing online that explains the entire case let alone the police investigation. The resources that I have used are below. UPDATE: I have been in touch with Frances’ family and some alert readers and will be adding new […]