R.I.P. Mildred Elizabeth Hilt

This morning Mildred, the mother of Teresa “Tess” Sue Hilt, passed away. She was 88 years old. Tess was the only child of Stanley and Mildred Hilt. Stanley Hilt passed away not knowing who murdered his girl. Tess was found murdered on August 4, 1973. She had been beaten, raped, and was strangled to death. […]

Case of the Month: Teresa Sue Hilt

Case of the Month: Teresa Sue Hilt for August. This is a new feature on my blog. I will highlight one case in the green menu bar in hopes to get people talking about is again. The first is dedicated to Teresa Sue Hilt. August 4th, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of Teresa‘s murder. Mrs. […]

Sum it Up! #41

Sum it Up! #41 from my desk in the sun room where the view is … nothing but rain! A big THANK YOU to many Missouri papers for posting this past weekend about the 40th anniversary of Teresa’s murder. Many mentioned the FB memorial page that Michall Holmes made and my blog was mentioned as […]

In loving memory: Teresa Sue Hilt

In loving memory: Teresa Sue Hilt. Today, Sunday August 4th, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of Teresa‘s murder. A few days ago, I spoke to her mother. Teresa’s mom is 86 years old now and hurts every day for the loss of her only child. She lost her husband Stanley years ago. He was never […]

We are not there yet … not all of us!

We are not there yet … not all of us! We have seen some real progress lately in unsolved homicides. Some of our missing have been found, trials in decade old cold cases are ongoing, and forensic science is facilitating the progress that law enforcement is making in solving cold cases. The more we read about […]

On ReInventLaw – London – Oxford – Glasgow and meeting friends!

On ReInventLaw – London – Oxford – Glasgow and meeting friends! Last month, I had the chance to speak at ReInvent Law in London and to travel to Oxford and Glasgow. I had been looking forward to this trip for a long time and not just because of the conference. This trip would give me […]

Open letter from M. Holmes re Tess Hilt

Open letter from M. Holmes re Tess Hilt. Michall has been very active in trying to get justice for Tess. This letter, printed with his permission, is an update about the case. Open letter from M. Holmes: “Hi V, It is almost 11 months ago since we began to defrost Tess’ case. Tess was brutally murdered […]