The Restless Sleep header image 4

Entries from December 2005

What Cold Case Work is Really Like

December 30th, 2005 · Comments Off on What Cold Case Work is Really Like

Spending a couple of years with the Cold Case detectives was in some ways a fantasy-killer. Yeah, it’s no surprise that TV and movies romanticizes what they do, we know this, but still. We expect more excitement. It’s weird to see how it’s still a job, with all these office-y, 9 to 5 elements. It’s […]

[

Tags: Cold Case Investigation Facts · Cold Case Squads

Cold Case Work in the UK

December 27th, 2005 · Comments Off on Cold Case Work in the UK

I talked to John Bearchell last year. Bearchell is an Acting Detective Chief Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police Service, and the Commander of Homicide Support, which includes the Murder Review Group. Formed in 1999, the Murder Review Group investigates serious crimes in London including unsolved murders. With a staff of about 75, it is the […]

[

Tags: Cold Case Squads

Homicide Total Update

December 25th, 2005 · Comments Off on Homicide Total Update

We’re up to 515 murders in New York as of December 15th. Still well below last years total of 572. It’s weird (and sad) to think that since the last time I was sitting here, typing away in this very same place, seven more people who were just going along, living their lives, were murdered. […]

[

Tags: Homicide Facts

Christmas 1996

December 23rd, 2005 · Comments Off on Christmas 1996

I edited out the body in this photograph, but Estaban Martinez was laying in front of the Christmas tree to the right. On December 15, 1996, Linda Leon, 23 years old, and Estaban Martinez, 29 years old, were tortured then shot in the head while their three children listened from the next room. This case […]

[

Tags: Uncategorized