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Entries from November 2006

Race Issues in New York

November 27th, 2006 · No Comments

My numbers are rough because I don’t have access to all the information I need to be able to say these are hard numbers, but they are pretty good. In New York you’re twice as likely to be murdered if you’re black. (That’s the figure that’s rough.) However, for the United States overall in 2005, […]

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Tags: Cold Case Investigation Facts · Homicide Facts

CODIS Hits Follow-up

November 21st, 2006 · No Comments

Oh my god. There’s an article in today’s USA Today about DNA hits that law enforcement didn’t pursue. From the article. ” … a USA TODAY investigation found almost three dozen cases during the past five years — including a rape in Virginia — in which investigators failed to pursue potential suspects whose DNA matched […]

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Arrest in 30 Year Old British Case

November 20th, 2006 · No Comments

On the West Yorkshire Police website, there is only this stark announcement: Monday, November 7, 2006 This is an update in connection with the death of eleven-year-old Lesley Molseed whose body was found in Rippenden in October 1975. A 53-year-old man has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Calderdale Magistrates Court […]

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Tags: Old Murder Cases

Providence Considers Establishing a Cold Case Squad

November 6th, 2006 · 6 Comments

“It’s not just about taking this old case off the shelf,” says Andy Rosenzweig, director of Cold Case Forum in Newport, RI. “It’s about what are they doing now.” That’s a quote from this article about a possible new cold case unit in Rhode Island. The picture is of Col. Dean M. Esserman, the Providence […]

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Tags: Cold Case Squads