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Entries from January 2007

NYPD’s Cold Case Squad Gets a Commanding Officer

January 29th, 2007 · 14 Comments

The NYPD’s Cold Case Squad finally has a commanding officer, Capt. Sean Crawley (I’m not sure if I’m spelling his name correctly). I don’t know a lot about him, except that he worked in the Manhattan DA’s office, and is an accountant. But it’s great that the squad has a commanding officer at long last, […]

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Help With Presentation about 1957 Plane Crash

January 22nd, 2007 · 7 Comments

Tom McCarthy, who maintains the website for the NY Correction History Society (NYCHS) asked for help with a presentation he is preparing. From his email: “It would mark the 50th anniversary of the Feb. 1, 1957 airplane crash on Rikers Island. Thanks to the bravery and team work of staffers and inmates, more than 60 […]

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The Number of Unsolved Murders in New York City

January 16th, 2007 · 759 Comments

There are now 9,082 unsolved murders in New York City going back to 1985. That figure is a moving target of course. They are adding to that number all the time. Roughly 150 – 200 or more murders go cold every year, and try as they might, they are not going back and solving that […]

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1927 Murder and Faster DNA Test

January 8th, 2007 · No Comments

It’s not a cold case, but there was an extremely well done article about a 1927 murder in the Times yesterday. (Photograph by Uli Seit courtesy of the New York Times.) Also, there is news of a faster DNA test (the article I once linked to is gone now).

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