Archives for March 2012

Recap #cclivechat March 30, 2012

Today’s CCLiveChat centered on postmortem toxicology and pharmacokinetics. Neither topic can be discussed within the hour but we got some good questions in for Peter Mullen! In general, pharmacokinetics is understanding the “time-course” of a substance in the body or, how fast does it travel through the body? All depends of course on what was taken and in […]

Forsenic anthropologists crack historic cases

Forensic anthropologists at Texas State University are helping to solve four unusual cold cases, for the television series “The Decrypters” that will air on the National Geographic Channel beginning March 29, 2012. “The series will tie the investigative methods used by forensic anthropologists to sweeping events in American history,” said Michelle Hamilton, who with Kate […]

Trayvon Martin: interesting questions.

Last night I was making my rounds around the blogs. I stopped by Norm’s. Norm Pattis always makes me think. Last night, Norm made me mad. You see, I had not seen the article he pointed out. In his blog post “Why Florida v. Zimmerman is necessary” he discussed an article concerning the shooting of Trayvon […]

Update in 1981 Sohus case

There is an update in the case of John and Linda Sohus: Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter a.k.a. Clark Rockefeller a.k.a. Christopher Chichester a.k.a. Christopher Crowe will go on trial in September 2012 for the 1985 murder of John Sohus, and whose wife, Linda (pictured on the left) is still missing. Gerhartsreiter is acccused with the murder of John Sohus, his then-landlady’s son. […]

Update Robert Henderson

Robert Henderson visited the University of Hawaii in the summer of ’96. Five days later his naked body would be discovered at the Ilikai Hotel. Fourteen years later Jason Lee McCormick came forward to say he did it. “Everyone agrees to the facts. There is no question in the government’s mind, or my mind, as to what happened. The question […]

Verdict in the Combs and Ellis murder trial

A verdict has been reached in the Combs and Ellis trial. Edward Jesus Elias and Leopoldo Castro Chavez II were accused of robbing and fatally shooting Combs and Ellis, two San Diego-based sailors. Though detectives who documented the murder scene recovered fingerprints and genetic evidence apparently belonging to the killer(s), the original investigation yielded no […]

The Kish Report

The Kish Report : the request for further DNA testing in the case of William Thomas Zeigler was denied by Judge Whitehead March 12, 2012.  The hearing for that request took place last Dec 1, 2011, see here. Judge Whitehead had previously ruled that Zeigler should receive state-funding for a blood spatter expert to testify whether […]

Missing 411

Missing 411. A message from David Paulides from the CanAm Missing Project: “Several years ago I received information that people were missing from a national park. The informant stated that the staff was giving the disappearances little public exposure and almost no follow-up. This tip led down a path of 3+ years and 7000 hours of research into missing people […]