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A Moving Piece about the Recent Rodney Alcala Conviction

January 15th, 2013 · No Comments

It was written by Sheila Weller, the cousin of one of his victims. “On a hot July day in 1977, one of New York’s ugliest summers, my 23-year-old cousin, Ellen Hover, left her Third Avenue apartment. She had an appointment with a young photographer who had asked to take pictures of her. His name, he’d […]

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Happy Holidays!

December 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Before I wish everyone happy holidays, I want to note that one of the creepiest serial killers in my lifetime, Rodney Alcala, just pled guilty to the 1971 murder of Cornelia Crilley and the 1977 murder of Ellen Hover. (If you are not familiar with him, google his name, but wait until after the holidays. […]

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Great Cold Case Story and a Suggestion About the Damaged Evidence

November 24th, 2012 · No Comments

A couple of weeks ago in the Times, there was a wonderful story by James Gorman about a determined detective in Florida who used a new for method of scientific study called isotope analysis to help move a forty-one year old cold case forward. It’s a great and hopeful read. More recently, I read about […]

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Science and Determination Win Again

November 11th, 2012 · No Comments

From the Staten Island Advance: “STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Justice was served Friday in deadly Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath as a Staten Island jury convicted a Queens man of slaying his former girlfriend in her Stapleton apartment 13 years ago. Carl Allen was found guilty in state Supreme Court, St. George, of brutally bludgeoning and stabbing […]

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