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Bratton and the Future of the Cold Case Squad

April 6th, 2014 · No Comments

I wonder what the return of Police Commissioner William Bratton might mean for the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad? Bratton was Commissioner when the Cold Case Squad was put in place, and he was very supportive of the squad. I read that he increased the LAPD’s Cold Case Homicide Unit when he was their Chief of […]

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I Thought I was a Dogged Researcher!

February 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Josh Levin shows how it’s done. This is a little different for this blog, but unsolved cases are a part of this fascinating and terrifying piece about Linda Taylor, the woman Ronald Reagan liked to use as an example of how the welfare system was broken. Apparently, he didn’t know the half of it. From […]

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Joe Giacalone Cold Case Site

November 26th, 2013 · 3 Comments

I just became aware of the website of a retired NYPD detective, Joe Giacalone. I don’t know the guy and have only taken a quick look so far, but he has a number of posts about cold case investigation. Also, a quick update on the Baby Hope case, from a New York Times article last […]

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Baby Hope’s Mother Identified – Great Work, Investigators

October 9th, 2013 · No Comments

I’ve posted before about Baby Hope. While working on my book The Restless Sleep I asked a friend of mine who works at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner which case haunted him the most. He didn’t hesitate when answering: Baby Hope. Baby Hope (they put her age at between three and five years […]

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