True crime podcasts

A lot of people have asked me whether I will ever write a true crime book or crime fiction. Maybe. Others asked me if I will add podcasts to my blog. No, definitely not. We all have our different ways to absorb information. We all have our diverse talents for sharing stories. I think mine is […]

How to find a cold case on my blog

There are several ways to find a cold case on my blog: 1:  the tab “cold case database” in the green menu bar sends you to my database. There you can find a case by the victim’s or the wrongfully convicted person’s last name. There are more than 210 cases listed there. 2: you can […]

ABA’s best legal blogs

Every year the American Bar Association reviews the best legal blogs (a.k.a. blawgs) on the web. My blog made their top 500 and top 100 for the past four years. There are so many crime related blogs on the web. To stand out, to stay consistent in posting, is more work than I suspected when […]

Top 50 Police Websites/Blogs

Defrosting Cold Cases was selected by Feedspot’s panelist as one of the Top 50 Police Blogs on the web. It reached #13. Feedspot is a modern RSS reader. Being included in this list means a lot to me. There are many crime sites and blogs on the web. To stand out isn’t easy. Being included in these […]

CrimeCon 2017 Reflections

The inaugural CrimeCon took place in Indianapolis, Indiana June 9-11, 2017. Starting something new is always a risk. Not just for organizers but also for the speakers who invest time and money in preparations and travel. I was a little afraid that the crime elements would be overpowering with graphic images, sensationalized headlines, and “entertaining” […]

CrimeCon June 9-11, Indianapolis

The inaugural CrimeCon is just days away. There are many demonstrations, meet & greet sessions, and panels scheduled. It will be a great opportunity to learn. Most importantly, we get the opportunity to introduce our cold cases to new eyes and ears. I will be talking to podcasters, media, authors, and others. The buzz is that […]

The unknown 1972 Rome NY case

A reader emailed me about a 1972 Rome NY case. She cannot find anything about this New York case and neither can I. I did some digging but can use a hand here. The case is mentioned in the Journal of Forensic Science, Apr. 1976, Vol. 21, No. 2, on the bottom of page 325. I […]