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 […]

Case of the Month: Barbara and Patricia Grimes

Case of the Month: Barbara and Patricia Grimes left their home on December 28, 1956, to watch the Elvis Presley movie “Love me tender” in a theater close to their Chicago home. They had $2.50 with them. Barbara was 15 years old and her sister Patricia was 13. They never returned home. The sisters were […]

The 1966 cold case of Valerie Percy

The 1966 cold case of Valerie Percy: on September 18, 1966, Valerie Percy (21) was murdered in her parental home in Kenilworth, Illinois, by an unknown intruder. Her case remains cold. Valerie was the daughter of former senator Charles Percy and Jeanne Valerie Dickerson. Jeanne passed away in 1947. Percy remarried Loraine Diane Guyer in […]

One of the oldest cold cases: Maria Ridulph

One of the oldest cold cases in the USA but has it been solved? On Dec 3, 1957, Maria Ridulph(7) vanished from a small-town street corner in Sycamore, IL, while playing in the snow. Arrested in July 2011 and sentenced in December 2012 for her murder was Jack McCullough, formerly known as John Tessier. According to the […]

Guest Post: Joseph Halpern Part 3 by Silvia Pettem

Guest Post: Joseph Halpern Part 3 by Silvia Pettem: DISAPPEARED INTO THIN AIR. Joseph’s nephew had started his search for his uncle, Joseph Halpern, missing since 1933, by contacting the sheriffs’ offices in the four Colorado counties that border Rocky Mountain National Park. The nephew asked about unidentified remains that might be identifiable with DNA […]

Guest post: Joseph Halpern Part 2 by Silvia Pettem

Guest post: Joseph Halpern Part 2 by Silvia Pettem: For six days in August 1933, park authorities searched drainages and followed all possible trails for the missing 22-year-old hiker, Joseph Halpern. Authorities also checked the registers on Taylor and nearby peaks, but none showed Joseph’s signature––a customary procedure for climbers, once they reach a summit. Perhaps […]

Guest post: Joseph Halpern Part 1 by Silvia Pettem

Guest post: Joseph Halpern Part 1 by Silvia Pettem. In the summer of 1933, twenty-two-year-old Cook County, Illinois, resident Joseph Halpern was vacationing in Rocky Mountain National Park with his parents and Samuel Garrick, a college friend. The motorists had driven Joseph’s Ford sedan and had stopped in the Black Hills and at Yellowstone National Park […]