Greece Police Cold Cases

The Greece Police of New York needs the public’s help in two cold cases. 1. The 1976 Unknown Boy On March 9, 1976, the skeletal remains of a young child were found inside a blue metal storage trunk. The trunk was in the basement of an apartment complex in Greece, NY. Greece is a neighborhood […]

Top 50 Police Websites/Blogs

Defrosting Cold Cases was selected by Feedspot’s panelist as one of the Top 50 Police Blogs on the web. It reached #13. Feedspot is a modern RSS reader. Being included in this list means a lot to me. There are many crime sites and blogs on the web. To stand out isn’t easy. Being included in these […]

Three Wrongful Convictions in the news

Three wrongful convictions in the news. These men served between 13 and 36 years in prisons for crimes they did not commit. I hope that we will continue to investigate these murders. Someone else was responsible in all these cases. These victims should not become forgotten files in an archive. Kaj Linna, Sweden (single person […]

Digital Forensics

I met Erin Wimpy and Robert Price at CrimeCon. Their sessions about digital forensics were informative and interactive. Digital Forensics On television, everything looks so simple. However, digital forensics is a discipline. It requires a unique combination of skill and care to conduct a successful investigation. The presentation Erin and Robert made allowed participants to […]

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” […]

The Long Term Missing by Silvia Pettem

This book is critical for all who wishes to research missing people cases. When a person is missing for more than three months, that case is usually considered long-term. But when exactly is someone missing? Read this: “There are a variety of different circumstances which fit that description. A missing person may be a victim […]

Missing: Loy Gillespie Evitts

Loy Gillespie Evitts (Dec 12, 1947 – missing Feb 28, 1977) disappeared more than 40 years ago. She was 29 years old. Introduction The Kansas City Police Department (MO) think that someone abducted Loy. This is their longest unsolved missing person’s case. There are no new leads. They have suspended the case until they receive new […]