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Entries Tagged as 'Old Murder Cases'

A Cold Case from 1985—Lisa Kroeyr

May 4th, 2012 · 5 Comments

When I was working on my book about cold cases, it wasn’t unusual for people to ask me things like, “What does it matter after all these years?” I’d try not to judge the person, but questions like that really made me wonder about their inability to empathize. I suppose we all should be stronger, […]

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Old Crime Scene Photographs

April 26th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Once again I was talking about something on my other blog that I thought I should mention here. The Municipal Archives recently put 870,000 photographs online, including 1,326 crime scene photographs. Many of the photographs come from a collection of glass plate negatives that are sitting in the basement of One Police Plaza. They sit […]

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Depressing Article about the DOJ’s Cold Case Initiative

November 10th, 2011 · No Comments

An excellent, but disheartening AP piece by Allen G. Breed appeared everywhere last Sunday. From the article: “The Department of Justice, under its 5-year-old “Cold Case Initiative” and the 2007 Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, has combed through that dark period of American history, seeking any cases that could still be prosecuted. Isolating […]

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Newark Cold Case Solved

March 28th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Another case I came across while researching my book involved five Newark boys who went missing in 1978. In 2008, one of the murderers visited a brother of one of the victims. “He said he’d become a born-again Christian and so he had to tell the truth.” That stood out for me. Murderers often use […]

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