Recap #cclivechat May 27, 2011

A very fast cclivechat  but it produced a plan and a strategy. The general plan is to examine some famous cold cases together in a themed chat. Then, we discuss the case together where each participant reports according to their area of expertise. And then we jointly blog about it!

We practise with famous cold cases first for the simple reason that there is a lot of material already present in libraries, online, newspapers, books, movies, scientific articles, etc. After we practise reporting jointly, we tackle some cold case requests that have been piling up here on my desk. The plan for the upcoming chats (all on Fridays from noon-1pm EST on Twitter):

June 3: a book review of Joe Giacalone’s the Criminal Investigative Function” and during this chat, Joe will elaborate on the book, the set up, what he did not put in the book, and will give more examples from his experience to highlight the book’s chapters.

July 15: themed chat about the case of the Black Dahlia. More information can be found here and of course, if you google her name a lot pops up!

August 5: themed chat about the case of Suzy Lamplugh suggested by @kinsman2531! Google Suzy’s case and more information pops up here as well.

If you have any suggestions for cold cases you would like to submit for a themed cold case chat then please contact us. Enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend, folks!


DiscoveryIDInterested in cold cases? Chat w/@Vidocq_CC @coldcasesquad frm noon-1p ET today #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 14:05:05
Vidocq_CCIt is noon, welcome to this cold case chat! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:00:17
ColdCaseSquadGood afternoon to my very close friend @Vidocq_cc #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:01:00
Vidocq_CCHow is everyone doing? I am tired of rain, flooding, severe weather and all that jazz! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:01:06
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad Hi Joe! How are you? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:01:40
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad Thanks for having me as a guest blogger on your blog! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:02:54
ColdCaseSquadFollowing the #CaseyAnthony trial very closely #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:03:06
katcop13Happy to be here! I attended Long Island's 1st social media conference #140confLI yesterday ~ it was awesome! #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:03:38
ColdCaseSquad@Vidocq_CC your post is very well read in case everyone missed it #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:03:54
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad Interesting case, according to my stream on Twitter, defense can create reasonable doubt! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:04:05
Vidocq_CC@katcop13 Hi Kathleen!!! Will you blog about it? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:04:24
LilacLoungeGood afternoon @katcop13, @vidocq_cc & @ColdCaseSquad. Happy to be here too 🙂 #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:04:45
katcop13Oh, I certainly will ~ learned a lot ~ and I want to share it with my friends. #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:05:08
Vidocq_CC@LilacLounge Hi Sue and welcome, great to see you! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:05:30
ColdCaseSquadFirst what is the June date for Cold Case Live Chat #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:05:48
LilacLounge@ColdCaseSquad what's the latest with #CaseyAnthony? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:05:50
Vidocq_CC@katcop13 Let me know when that post goes up so I can link and mention in my weekly sum it up posts! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:05:58
katcop13I almost fell over when the defense said Caylee had drowned & that Casey didn't report her missing b/c she knew where she was! #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:06:13
katcop13Will do, @Vidocq_CC ~ thanks for your support 🙂
Fri, 27 May 2011 16:07:00
Vidocq_CC@katcop13 I still don't get that one. Who was there? Why did nobody try to rescue her? Excuse me? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:07:02
ColdCaseSquad@Katcop13 #CaseyAnthony defense opening argument was the typical head fake-no style no substance #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:07:23
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad I have June 3 pencilled in, Joe. Does that work for you? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:07:36
Vidocq_CC@katcop13 I gladly support good work! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:08:19
ColdCaseSquadJune 3 it is, everyone mark your calendar-only chat for June #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:09:55
Vidocq_CCJust to throw in another case, any updates on the female skeleton found near the Manchester Bldg? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:10:11
katcop13Awww...thanks:-) June 3rd is my 22nd wedding anniversary; if we are not busy between 12-1 pm ET, I'll be here! #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:10:16
ColdCaseSquad@Vidoc_CC what do you have for today? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:10:19
Vidocq_CCRT @ColdCaseSquad: June 3 it is, everyone mark your calendar-only chat for June - other dates on DCC's homepage!!! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:10:34
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad Curious about some old famous cases for themed chats. Anyone familiar with the (UK) Milly Dowler case? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:11:26
ColdCaseSquadFunny @Katcop13 my is June 4 #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:11:44
katcop13Casey Anthony owes back taxes, & she's facing a lawsuit from the nanny who Casey claimed had Caylee #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:11:56
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad @Katcop13 Congrats to both and your spouses!!! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:12:17
ColdCaseSquadNo @Vidocq_CC what tweaks your interest re: Milly Dowler - is there a DCC link to that? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:12:56
katcop13@ColdCaseSquad ~ congrats to you! It will be a special weekend for us all 🙂 Thx 4 your good wishes @Vidocq_CC #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:13:20
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC @ColdCaseSquad I've been following the trial for the Milly Dowler case. The defendant's partner testified this week. #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:13:26
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad No, no link to DCC yet but case is interesting. Missing, then found murdered, suspicious dairy entries, and more. #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:13:53
ColdCaseSquadHi Sue @LilacLounge what interest you in the case? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:14:33
Vidocq_CC@katcop13 @ColdCaseSquad Very welcome, friend. Staying married/together is not a given anymore these days! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:14:39
katcop13The Orlando Sentinel is closely following #CaseyAnthony trial #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:15:01
Vidocq_CCNew followers: the string of tweets you get right now are from our cold case chat we do weekly except in the summer months. #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:15:43
ColdCaseSquad@katcop13 you can also follow @OSCrime @BiancaMPrieto @LiveCourtChat for #caseyanthony #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:16:26
Vidocq_CCAnother I'd like to explore for a themed chat is the Black Dahlia's case. #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:16:36
LilacLoungeRe the Milly Dowler case - some interesting revelations re bedding missing from the accused man's home #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:17:02
Vidocq_CCI do think that if we take on a case for a themed chat, we should announce those cases well ahead so we have time to explore. #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:17:11
katcop13@ColdCaseSquad Thx 4 that info ~ I will follow those Twitter accts #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:17:34
Vidocq_CCI wish to practise on existing famous cases where everyone contributes their expertise and later take on other cases. Thoughts? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:17:57
katcop13@Vidocq_CC Excellent suggestion ~ we can be on a level playing field & be prepared to discuss! #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:18:14
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC Agreed. Were you planning including the Black Dahlia case in the June chat? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:18:37
ColdCaseSquadI like that idea @vidocq_cc #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:18:55
Vidocq_CC@katcop13 This practice will allow us to filter according to expertise, then join notes. And when we have that down ... #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:19:30
Vidocq_CC@katcop13 we can take up some case requests that I have here piling up! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:19:53
katcop13Join the ongoing Twitter chat re: #coldcases. Your questions & comments are welcomed! #writing We r here 'til 1 pm ET #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:19:59
Vidocq_CC@LilacLounge That would give all of us just 1 week to read up on an extensive case, maybe for later on? Joe? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:20:40
katcop13We could blog, tweet, & FB in advance about our themed chats #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:21:23
katcop13new short story by JCO "Black Dahlia & White Rose" in L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories @RockstarGames #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:23:28
Vidocq_CCBlack Dahlia either for July 15 or Aug 5th so we all have time to enjoy summer and read up. Lots of books and online literature. #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:23:28
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC Good point! Agree later is better for Back Dahlia... And chance to blog before hand is a great idea too @katcop13 #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:23:58
LilacLoungeMT @katcop13: Join the ongoing Twitter chat re: #coldcases. Your questions & comments welcome! #writing We r here til 1 pm ET #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:25:38
Vidocq_CC@LilacLounge @katcop13 @coldcasesquad Joe, July or Aug for Black Dahlia themed cold case chat? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:25:51
Vidocq_CCAnother suggestions: the Chicago Tylenol Murders #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:27:31
katcop13I don't know if he tweets, but maybe we could get author/retired Det. Steve Hodel to join in! #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:27:38
Vidocq_CC@katcop13 Good point, can you check what social media the good man uses? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:28:51
Vidocq_CCUpdate Karen Caughlin posted on DCC, family is calling for independent external review that I support. Media message on DCC as 2 #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:30:15
katcop13Planning themed chats in advance will allow us to do homework and make key requests to join in the chats & then promote #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:30:18
Vidocq_CCRT @katcop13 Planning themed chats will allow us to do homework, make key requests to join in chats, and then promote - AGREED! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:31:37
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC Sounds interesting. I don't think we've discussed a poisoning case yet. Look forward to researching the science bit! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:31:59
Vidocq_CCI'm gonna let Joe pick July or Aug for the Black Dahlia themed chat. After that, free flow for other cases of course! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:32:27
Vidocq_CC@LilacLounge You'll love the science! Tylenol bought at variety of stores, laced, replaced on shelves, prints? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:32:58
ColdCaseSquad@Vidocq_Cc lets shoot for July for Black Dahlia #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:32:59
Vidocq_CCRT @ColdCaseSquad: @Vidocq_Cc lets shoot for July for Black Dahlia #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:33:27
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC I am reading some of it now. Just a sneaky peek...! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:33:55
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad That makes it official: cold case themed chat July 15 is about the Black Dahlia case. #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:34:21
katcop13I will be at the Public Safety Writers Conference, but I will join in if time allows. I'll assist in promotions #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:35:44
Vidocq_CCFamily request to look into the disappearance of David V. Neily #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:35:59
Vidocq_CC@katcop13 Please do, thanks! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:36:18
Vidocq_CC@kinsman2531 Retweet that case including hashtag #cclivechat so all can see it, excellent suggestion!Fri, 27 May 2011 16:37:26
katcop13RT @Vidocq_CC: Family request to look into the disappearance of David V. Neily #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:37:58
Vidocq_CCSuggestion from @kinsman2531 #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:38:04
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC I've started collating notes on David Neily already. A bit slow with my spring projects but can summarize for DCC... #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:38:38
Vidocq_CC@LilacLounge Perfect, that would be a great guest post, Sue! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:39:31
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC Shall I write up the David Neily case as my next DCC guest blog? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:39:41
ColdCaseSquad@LilacLounge open invite to guest post on CCS also #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:40:24
Vidocq_CC@LilacLounge Yes, please! I am a little swamped and updating existing cases takes all my time now. #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:41:16
Vidocq_CCRT @ColdCaseSquad: @LilacLounge open invite to guest post on CCS also #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:41:27
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC 🙂 Same thought at the same time! Apologies I'm not as quick a writer as the rest of you prolific bloggers! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:41:27
kinsman2531@ColdCaseSquad @Vidocq_Cc If you solve that one I'll be amazed! aybe you should have a look at Susannah "Suzy" Lamplugh #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:41:54
Vidocq_CCI have another great guest blog post series coming up about a horrible US miscarriage of justice. #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:42:05
LilacLoungeThank you @ColdCaseSquad Would be thrilled to! I'll run some suggestions past you in due course, ok 🙂 #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:42:52
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad @Vidocq_CC If you solve that one Ill be amazed! Maybe you should have a look at Susannah "Suzy" Lamplugh? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:43:14
ColdCaseSquad@kinsman2531 tell us a little more about Lamplugh case #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:44:08
ColdCaseSquadYes @LilacLounge looking forward to a guest post from you #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:45:57
katcop1315 mins left #coldcase chat ~ come join the conversation! #writing #police Join us 4 next chat on 6/3 at 12 noon EST #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:47:33
kevinrtippleRT @Vidocq_CC: I have another great guest blog post series coming up about a horrible US miscarriage of justice. #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:47:42
kevinrtippleRT @Vidocq_CC: RT @ColdCaseSquad: @LilacLounge open invite to guest post on CCS also #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:47:55
Vidocq_CCTopic for June chat, anyone? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:49:11
kevinrtippleRT @Vidocq_CC: Family request to look into the disappearance of David V. Neily #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:49:14
LilacLoungeMost recent news I think, from 2010 re Suzy Lamplugh - missing since 1986 #cclivechat
Fri, 27 May 2011 16:49:46
ColdCaseSquad@LilacLounge did you get your copy of the Criminal Investigative Function? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:51:03
Vidocq_CCRT @LilacLounge: Most recent news I think, from 2010 re Suzy Lamplugh - missing since 1986 #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:51:27
Vidocq_CCAHA: June 3rd book discussion of Joe's criminal investigative function! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:51:59
LilacLounge@ColdCaseSquad I did! It arrived this morning to my great delight 🙂 It's also my #FridayReads this week. #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:52:24
katcop13DNA match leads to May 20, 2011 arrest in 2004 kidnap, rape & murder #police #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:52:54
Vidocq_CCRT @katcop13: DNA match leads to May 20, 2011 arrest in 2004 kidnap, rape & murder #police #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:54:34
Vidocq_CC5 minute warning, folks: agend for June 3? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:55:39
katcop13@Vidocq_CC great topic suggestion! I have my e-copy of The Criminal Investigative Function by @ColdCaseSquad #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:56:08
ColdCaseSquad@kinsman2531 the Cold Case Live Chat will delve into the Lamplugh case #cclivechat follow the teamFri, 27 May 2011 16:56:27
Vidocq_CC@katcop13 @ColdCaseSquad I read mine and I bet Joe has more to tell than he wrote down! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:57:04
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad @kinsman2531 How about discussing Suzy's case August 5 as a themed chat? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:57:49
katcop13How about we discuss Joe's book and the Lamplugh case? #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:58:15
Vidocq_CC@katcop13 Might be short on time to explore Suzy's case for next week #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:59:08
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC I vote book chat for next week then, and Suzy Lamplugh for August. Perfect! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:59:14
katcop13Aug 5 sounds good, too! Thx all for another great chat ~ it's the fastest hour of my week ~ it always flies! #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:59:16
Vidocq_CC@katcop13 but we can make a start! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 16:59:20
Vidocq_CCRT @LilacLounge: I vote book chat for next week then, and Suzy Lamplugh for August. All agree? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 17:00:19
katcop13Chat topics: 6/3: Crim Investigative Function 7/15: Black Dahlia Aug 5: Suzy Lamplugh #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 17:00:58
Vidocq_CCSchedule: June 3 Joe's book, July 15 Black Dahlia, Aug 5 Suzy Lamplugh. Agreed? #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 17:00:58
Vidocq_CCRT @katcop13: Chat topics: 6/3: Crim Investigative Function 7/15: Black Dahlia Aug 5: Suzy Lamplugh #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 17:01:53
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC Agreed! Thanks for a great chat people. Have a good weekend everyone. Time for me to dash off! #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 17:03:05
Vidocq_CCPast 1pm, time flies but we have a schedule and a strategy plan to practise how we will tackle cold cases. #cclivechatFri, 27 May 2011 17:03:15
katcop13Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, friends! Thx @Vidocq_CC @ColdCaseSquad @LilacLounge @kevinrtipple @kinsmen2531 #CClivechatFri, 27 May 2011 17:04:26