In Loving Memory: Patricia Louise Smith

Patricia Louise Smith would be 84 years old today. She was born on September 19, 1933. Her life was ended Jan 10, 1984 by an unknown person who raped and murdered her inside her own home. Patricia’s murder is connected to a string of hammer murders in Aurora, Colorado. DNA Unfortunately, having DNA has not advanced […]

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 […]

FBI DIARY by Peter M. Klismet

Peter M. Klismet’s book FBI DIARY: home grown terror starts in Colorado. On May 29, 1998 Cortez police officer Dale Dewain Claxton was filling in for another patrolman. They’d traded days so each could attend to personal affairs. It wasn’t anything unusual to do. This was done to help out a fellow officer and was quite routine. The story […]

JonBenét Ramsey 1996-2016

Like so many of you I watched the two CBS specials on the JonBenét Ramsey case. A lot became clearer but I am still foggy on many issues. I am not going to summarize the crime as it is well-known. If you are not familiar with this case, click here. What still bothers me: the 911 call: […]

A new look into the JonBenet Ramsey case

Tonight, a new team explores the JonBenet Ramsey case. Jim Clemente (FBI-ret. and profiler) joined by Laura Richards (formerly from New Scotland Yard), Dr. Henry Lee, Dr. Werner Spitz, James Fitzgerald, Stan Burke, and Chief James Kolar will discuss and reinvestigate the JonBenet Ramsey case tonight (Sept 18th) on CBS at 8:30 Eastern and 8:00pm […]

Sentencing concludes case of Ryan Guitron

Sentencing concludes case of Ryan Guitron. From NCNewsPress: “Attorney General Jon Bruning today announced Vencil Ash III, 41, and Kelly Meehan, 24, were sentenced in relation to the 2003 shooting death of Ryan Guitron. Ash was sentenced to life imprisonment for one count of first-degree murder. He was found guilty by jury last month in Kimball […]

Recap #cclivechat July 6, 2012

This recap #cclivechat is one to bookmark! Laura Madison explained what crisis mapping is, how it can be used in cold cases, and gave examples using the ongoing Colorado wildfires. Laura described herself as a “mom, research crimino-digitologist, poli junkie, vol tech comm outcast, crisisnapper, crowdsauce pilot JK!” I could not resist calling her out […]