CrimeCon 2017 Reflections

The inaugural CrimeCon took place in Indianapolis, Indiana June 9-11, 2017. Starting something new is always a risk. Not just for organizers but also for the speakers who invest time and money in preparations and travel. I was a little afraid that the crime elements would be overpowering with graphic images, sensationalized headlines, and “entertaining” […]

CrimeCon June 9-11, Indianapolis

The inaugural CrimeCon is just days away. There are many demonstrations, meet & greet sessions, and panels scheduled. It will be a great opportunity to learn. Most importantly, we get the opportunity to introduce our cold cases to new eyes and ears. I will be talking to podcasters, media, authors, and others. The buzz is that […]

The unknown 1972 Rome NY case

A reader emailed me about a 1972 Rome NY case. She cannot find anything about this New York case and neither can I. I did some digging but can use a hand here. The case is mentioned in the Journal of Forensic Science, Apr. 1976, Vol. 21, No. 2, on the bottom of page 325. I […]

ABA Top 100 Blawgs 2016

Editors of the ABA Journal announced today they have again selected Defrosting Cold Cases as one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience. “For 10 years, the Blawg 100 has helped shine a light on the stunning breadth of legal topics and voices to found in the legal blogosphere,” Acting Editor-Publisher Molly […]

See you at CrimeCon2017!

Get psyched for the first national convention for true crime fans. In June 2017, this convention brings together true crime fans, content creators, and experts all in one space. Can you already smell the opportunities for mischief? One unforgettable weekend (if you survive, of course) we will talk about cold cases, motives, exchange experiences, and […]

Solving the Unsolved

Solving the Unsolved is the title of a new book from the AISOCC. With fellow members of the American Investigative Society Of Cold Cases, I contributed a chapter. I picked the case of Doni Grindstaff as it is a perfect example how an old cold case can be interpreted in various ways depending on your […]