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October 15th, 2015

No Body Homicide Investigation

No Body Homicide Investigation
Det. Wendell Stradford of the NYPD pointed me to this blog specializing in no body cases. It’s run by former DC Assistant United States Attorney Thomas A. DiBiase.

DiBiase is also the author of No-Body Homicide Cases: A Practical Guide to Investigating, Prosecuting and Winning Cases When the Victim is Missing, which came out last year. DiBiase has consulted on many no body cases, including Etan Patz.

Stradford has been working a couple of no body cases, one of which recently resulted in a conviction.


These cases have got to be some of the most difficult to investigate and prosecute, and for the families, the most heart-breaking. So good work Detective Stradford and Brooklyn ADA Melissa Carvajal.

Update: Louis Perez was just sentenced to 25 years to life for the 2006 murder of Bruce Blackwood.

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  • 1 Almeta Turner // May 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I am impressed that there is a result from 2006 murder case.
    My daughter at the age of 36 yrs old was shot in Birmingham, Alabama and she a single parent left 3 children behind and I have been the person to take up the job of caring for them I have seen not one thing done to solve this no problem case which means their has never been a trial.
    I want to see justice done for my family I will be happy to give all the information that is needed
    Please help me to talk to the right people I know we can get to the bottom of this
    Thank you
    Almeta Turner

  • 2 Stacy Horn // May 7, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Almeta, I am so very sorry about your daughter. Please read through these instructions. If you have any questions, please let me know:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?page_id=366

    The Birmingham, Alabama Cold Case Unit has a Facebook page (with contact information):

    https://www.facebook.com/birminghamcoldcaseunit/

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