There are several ways to find cold cases on my website:
- the tab “cold case database” in the menu bar sends you to my database. There you can find unsolved cases by the victim’s or the wrongfully convicted person’s last name
- you can find cold cases by entering a keyword in the search box in the upper right hand corner of your screen.
- use the category drop down menu in the left margin to search by category
- use the archives to find information by category, month, year or, scan the 50 most recent posts
- if you still cannot find a case it may not have been discussed (yet) on my website, contact me.
I have an extensive to-do list (read: binder). Every time I learn about a case that needs attention I add the case to that list. That list is also the order in which I write about cold cases. My posts include:
- unsolved homicides
- missing persons
- unidentified persons
- wrongful convictions and
- forensics as applied to cold cases
- book reviews
A cold case involves an investigation where despite tremendous efforts of the authorities (often assisted by the media and civilians) no new leads were uncovered. No new information came in for a long time. All existing avenues were explored and exhausted. The cases are not closed (there is no statute of limitation on murder) but isn’t looked at on a daily basis until new evidence/leads emerge or, new technology makes it possible to test well-preserved evidence for biological materials such as DNA.
Thank you to everyone who emails me with information, photography, details to add to posts, pictures of old newspapers, and more. All this helps to make sure the victims are not forgotten. I appreciate you all.
Thank you for using my website.