Archives for December 2011

Recap #CCLiveChat Dec 16, 2011

Our CCLiveChat today was with Gary Howard a.k.a. TriniCSI on Twitter. We discussed the chemical treatment of fingerprints. And despite mind-boggling technical difficulties we got an excellent conversation going. Gary Howard is a fingerprint recovery expert and crime scene specialist in the UK. We touched on the three types of fingerprints that can be found at a […]

Reversal Juan Rivera Conviction

From the New York Times: “In an opinion that harshly criticizes the tactics of the police and prosecutors, an Illinois appellate court on Friday night reversed the conviction of Juan Rivera, who has spent 19 years in jail for the 1992 rape and murder of an 11-year-old baby sitter in a suburb of Chicago. There […]

RIP Deriek W. Crouse

Another case of senseless violence that costs a police officer his life. Yesterday, Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek Crouse was shot in the head and killed during a routine traffic stop. He had not even exited his car yet. The driver of the car stopped was a third party. The shooter could be seen on […]

Recap #CCLiveChat Dec 2, 2011

Today’s CCLiveChat was a great hour of “getting the gang back together” as well as updating everyone on cold cases worldwide! Joe Giacalone, a retired NYPD Detective Sergeant, had some fantastic news considering his book: the New Jersey Civil Service Commission has made his book required reading for police promotional exams! Congratulations, Joe! Joe Giacalone held many prestigious […]

Original Zeigler Crime Scene Diagram

This is the original crime scene diagram made by private detective George Anan who was hired by the defense in 1976 and who searched the Zeigler furniture store together with attorney Vernon Davids. In a two-week examination of the store, Davids and Annan found a .38 caliber slug and a .38 caliber exit hole in […]

Willeke Dost: the latest

The Ducth prosecution announced the foster parents of Willeke Dost are no longer suspects. The court in the city of Assen had told the prosecution that if they wanted to prosecute the foster mother and foster brother, it had to do so before Jan 1, 2012. Right now there does not seem to be enough evidence against […]