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Entries Tagged as 'Practical Info for Families and Friends of Victims'

What to do if you have Questions about an Unsolved Murder

May 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

People often post about a friend or family member who was murdered and then ask for help. All my suggestions for how to proceed are over there on the left under the heading, Getting Help – Contacting a Cold Case Squad. I suggest first reading the document titled Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad […]

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What’s the down side?

December 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Why shouldn’t decks of these Missing Persons and Unsolved Homicides cards be distributed to inmates in every prison in New York (and surrounding states)? As I learned researching my book, people invariably talk. The police certainly know this and visit prisons to talk to inmates.  But they can’t go all the time and talk to […]

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Finding More Information about a Homicide

November 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Every once in a while someone asks me how to find out more about a murder and I suggest going the library. No one seems to like hearing this. But here’s the thing—if you contact the police department without dates and names and locations and ask them for more information, you’re basically asking them to […]

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Cold Cases and Blog Talk Radio

September 20th, 2009 · No Comments

I just became aware of a great use of Blog Talk Radio. First, if you don’t know what Blog Talk Radio is, from their website: “BlogTalkRadio is the social radio network that allows users to connect quickly and directly with their audience. Using an ordinary telephone and computer hosts can create free, live, call-in talk […]

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