There are several ways to find cold cases on my website:
- the tab “cold case database” in the menu bar sends you to two sets of small databases. All victims and wrongfully convicted people are listed by their last names in three sets: A-G, H-N, and O-Z. There is an index for a quick look, a summary for more details, and for more information follow the link to all the posts related to that person’s 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 find option in your browser
- 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 50 of my most recent posts
- if you still cannot find a case then it may not have been discussed (yet) on my website, contact me.
I have an extensive to-do list (read: binders). Every time that I am emailed about a case that needs attention I add that case to my list. The listing of names is in the order in which I was alerted to the case. It is therefore also my working order. 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 were exhausted. The case is not closed (there is no statute of limitation on murder) but is not looked at on a daily basis until new evidence or leads emerge or, a new technology makes it possible to test well-preserved evidence for biological materials such as touch 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 that the victims are not forgotten. I appreciate you all.
Thank you for using my website.
Alice de Sturler