Archives for December 2010

Sum it up! #51

In this Sum it up! we follow the progress in some cold case investigations. Progress in UK cold case investigation resulted in justice when  Judge John Devaux sentenced Peter Hull to six years incarceration for the 1994 rape of an unidentified woman. “A review of the case was undertaken in 2008 and DNA put on to the national database. A […]

The 1975 murder of Sharron Prior

The 1975 murder of Sharron Prior. Joe Giacalone and I teamed up to explore the nightmare that has haunted Point-St.-Charles ever since. We read the website that was made for Sharron and all the newspaper articles. Below are our observations and first reactions. What happened? Sharron (16) disappeared on March 29, 1975 after leaving from her home […]

Sum it up! #50

I am in the sun room, blogging, checking that the links on the “cases” page work (hat tip to Evie from the Whimsical Quill), and reading around the blogs. I need a break hence this “sum it up!” post. Joe and I are teaming up to work on a 1975 old unsolved murder case from Canada so […]

Gregory McRoberts: hit-and-run victim

On Dec 12, 1991, Gregory McRoberts (24) was struck while riding his bicycle around 7 pm. He was near his home at 1862 S. Meridian in Lee Township (Michigan) according to Sheriff Jerry Nielsen. There is an article about this heartbreaking case on mlive.com and I highly recommend reading it. Greg was reported missing on December 16, […]

Zeigler, Part XVII

In my previous post “Zeigler, Part XVI“, I referred to the Jellison tape that was conveniently kept from the defense team. It was only recovered in April of 1987, when Zeigler’s lawyers made a Florida Public Records Act request for the files of the State Attorney in Orlando. That’s when they discovered (aside from the “Buried Thompson report”) […]

Who killed Connie Sue Madvig?

The Harris County authorities in Texas need your help i the cold case of Connie Sue Madvig. On June 27, 1977, 18-year-old Connie was found in a wooded area near Aldine Westfield and East Cypresswood in Spring, Texas. She had been stabbed to death. Connie was last seen alive on June 23, 1977, walking to a store after […]

Sum it up! #49

You see, what I don’t like about most cold case websites that I have seen is that they do not tell stories. They are a collection of links to newspaper articles or magazines. If you want to read more, you must click on all the links and try to get the chronology right yourself. You read […]

Vidocq presents Alistair Sloan

Alistair Sloan is the author of the blog Ramblings of a Scottish Student. With an interest in Immigration, Human Rights, Criminal and Family Law, he wishes to qualify as a Solicitor in Scotland and practice in one of these areas upon completion of his degree in a few years time. He tweets under the name […]