Solving the Unsolved is the title of a new book from the AISOCC. With fellow members of the American Investigative Society Of Cold Cases, I contributed a chapter.
I picked the unsolved case of Doni Grindstaff as it is a perfect example how an old cold case can be interpreted in various ways depending on your point of view.
Donald “Doni” Dean Christian Grindstaff (March 4, 1962 – July 29, 1998) had been missing for several days. Then one day, a car was found in a ravine in Colorado. Handcuffed and locked inside the trunk, the authorities found Doni Grindstaff. Was this a suicide or a murder?
Doni’s death is officially listed as undetermined with as possible causes: suffocation, carbon monoxide poisoning, extreme heat or even entrapment in a car trunk. The case is “undetermined” but is clearly in need of a professional review.
The American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC) offers a professional, free, non-biased review of any cold (unsolved) case brought to us by law enforcement.
We are a non-profit, volunteer based organization of professional investigators whose sole mission is to aid in solving cold cases through crime scene reconstruction, crime scene assessments, inductive/deductive criminal profiling and reasoning to look towards finding resolutions for cold case. Collectively, we offer advice and suggestions to law enforcement professionals for furthering their cases.
I am a proud member and hope you will check out the book.