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Entries from May 2006

Looking for Sylvia Krumholz

May 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

One of the unsolved murders I wrote about was Jean Sanseverino, who was murdered in Brooklyn on State Street in 1951. This is a picture of her estranged husband Raymond, who was one of the people police suspected at the time. It was taken when he was 17. (I don’t think it was Raymond, myself.) […]

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Expanding DNA Collection

May 15th, 2006 · Comments Off on Expanding DNA Collection

These two men, Frederick R. Bieber, a medical geneticist: And Charles H. Brenner, a forensic mathematician: … led a study which found that we’d find more bad guys if we start collecting the DNA profiles of relatives of known criminals. From a Washington Post article by Rick Weiss about the study: “In one recent case, […]

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New Cold Case Organization

May 9th, 2006 · Comments Off on New Cold Case Organization

There’s a new cold case organization called the Cold Case Forum [the link I had is no longer working]. From their website: “The Cold Case Forum, LLC has been founded to provide training to police departments and other law enforcement agencies whose personnel are asked to carry out the serious job of solving oen or […]

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Tags: New Websites, Books and other Resources · Practical Info for Families and Friends of Victims

Declining Clearance Rates – Part 3

May 1st, 2006 · Comments Off on Declining Clearance Rates – Part 3

Perhaps clearance rates are going down slowly because police departments are also slowly improving their crime reporting practices? (Am I stating the obvious here?) By the way, there was a great piece about “New York Killers” in the Times recently. Good work, Jo Craven McGinty. The section about clearance rates had some problems, which I’m […]

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