Remembering Larry Anstett

Imagine it is 1974. A young Milwaukee Sentinel newspaper delivery boy is on his rounds through the neighborhoods of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His name is Larry Anstett and he is in grade nine at Wilbur Wright Junior High School. He is 15 years old, and far too young to die. But he did on November 5th. […]

What happened to Amos Mortier?

“How thoroughly did Fitchburg police investigate an allegation that a Madison man confessed to stabbing Amos Mortier and feeding his body to pigs?” That’s quite an opening for a newspaper article. Your thoughts immediately bring up images of a conspiracy, people disappearing, smaller fish taking the heat for the impossible to catch bigger fish, possible […]

Unsolved but not forgotten

Unsolved but not forgotten, the Post Crescent shows us what can still be done to make sure that unsolved homicides are not forgotten. I came by this article through the Twitter account of John Ferak.  John has a long history in researching criminal cases. Just check his blog on the Murdock Murders. Gannett Wisconsin Media is […]

Moon, the only ATF-trained arson dog in Wisconsin

It is two weeks since the east side Milwaukee fire that destroyed the landmark Pizza Man restaurant. It wasn’t determined that the fire was a crime until the only arson dog in the state went to the scene and found something that told investigators that it was no accident. The four-alarm fire gutted the 80-year-old […]