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Entries from October 2005

Why Cold Case Squads Matter – Part 2

October 20th, 2005 · Comments Off on Why Cold Case Squads Matter – Part 2

Based on the number of homicides in America, I estimate that 6,000 murder cases are going cold every year. (My computer is in the shop, by the way. That’s why I am posting less, and will be posting less for the next week. Hopefully it will only be a week.)

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Tags: Homicide Facts

Bill Miller – Person of Interest

October 16th, 2005 · Comments Off on Bill Miller – Person of Interest

This is Bill Miller, the last person to see Jean Sanseverino alive in 1951. (I wrote about Jean in the book.) For the longest time I didn’t know who this was. The picture was in the case files without a caption or explanation. Then, a year into my research I read a witness statement that […]

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Tags: Old Murder Cases

Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way

October 15th, 2005 · Comments Off on Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way

I’m going to institute a policy. If you want to trash someone you’re going to have to display some courage. Taking anonymous cheap shots will not be not allowed. Someone calling himself Dick Long recently posted vague, disparaging comments about a cold case detective without facts or explanation. Dick Long, perhaps. No balls — definitely. […]

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Why Do Cases Go Cold? Part 1

October 12th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Someone posted this comment today: “My Father was murdered in 1994. To date nothing has happened. I read your statistics and wonder WHY!?! Is it a matter of money, time, interest,WHAT is necessary for this to stop? Unsolved murders are rampant in our country, again, WHY?” I hear you. I was pretty shocked when I […]

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Tags: Cold Case Investigation Facts · Practical Info for Families and Friends of Victims