Greece Police Cold Cases

The Greece Police of New York needs the public’s help in two cold cases. 1. The 1976 Unknown Boy On March 9, 1976, the skeletal remains of a young child were found inside a blue metal storage trunk. The trunk was in the basement of an apartment complex in Greece, NY. Greece is a neighborhood […]

Case of the Month: Lisa Thomas

Case of the Month: Lisa Thomas (August 19, 1959 – October 7, 1974) is one of the many cases that we need to look at again. We have new technology, new cold case investigative teams, and we have the Internet. It is through the Internet that I was made aware of this unsolved case. Mavis […]

Interview on Psycholinguistics with Pete Klismet

Psycholinguistics Pete, a couple of weeks ago when we were chatting, I asked you if profiles could be done on a person’s writing. You surprised me with your answer. Can you tell me and my readers a little more about what you said and why you said it? Well, my quick answer was ‘yes.’ I […]

Guest post: Justice for Joe by Silvia Pettem

Guest post: Justice for Joe by Silvia Pettem  –– Hope for the Missing and Unknown by Silvia Pettem Joe Helt was last seen on January 16, 1987. The 17-year-old high school junior from Ellenville, New York, disappeared after a party at an abandoned ski lodge. One account states that he got a ride with three other […]

Week 3: Sum it up!

Week 3: Sum it up! We saw a mixed bag of information this week about cold cases, DNA, forensic labs, testing and of course, funding. DNA was instrumental in cracking the 1994 throat slashing murder of Theresa Whetstone (Buffalo, NY) and the 1985 murder of Candace Derksen (Elmwood, Canada). At the same time, we see DNA backlogs […]

DNA upon conviction

New York Governor David Paterson announced that he is submitting legislation that will require everyone convicted of a penal law crime to provide a DNA sample. Currently, New York state only requires DNA collection after a judge convicts a suspect of any felony crime or 18 specified misdemeanors. Once the DNA sample is collected, the […]

Uncovering The Mystery Of The ‘Clinton Avenue Five’

Uncovering The Mystery Of The ‘Clinton Avenue Five’ is not an easy task. Police have cracked a major cold case that’s gone unsolved for more than 30 years. Five teenagers vanished on a summer day in 1978. But now, the family members of those missing have new reason for hope. For justice, because the boys are […]