Remembering Leslie Sue Zaret 

It was 44 years ago today that 17-year-old Leslie Sue Zaret (Sept 22, 1956 – Aug 17, 1974) was murdered in Bayside, Queens County, New York. Her case remains unsolved. Leslie, a recent graduate of John Bowne High School in Flushing, Queens County, had spent the night hanging out with friends. Shortly after 11:30 p.m. […]

Who killed Beth Ann Brown Patterson?

Beth Ann Brown Patterson (July 4, 1949 – March 27, 1978) was found strangled to death on Monday March 27, 1978. She was 28 years old. Beth was divorced and lived with her parents. She left behind a son, Ronald J. Brown. She had one brother, William J. Patterson. Her mother was the one who […]

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 […]

Justice for Joe Helt 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 teens, their car got stuck in the snow, and Joe decided to walk home. According to various […]

DNA upon conviction

New York Governor David Paterson announced that he is submitting DNA legislation that will require everyone convicted of a penal law crime to provide a 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 sample is collected, the information […]

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 […]