Cold Cases

 
September 2 2013, 0 Comments
An edited extract from Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science – winner of Australia’s 2012 Davitt Award for best true crime book and available for Kindle in the United States...

The Murder of the Black Dahlia: The Ultimate Cold Case

February 3 2014, 1 Comment
When the severed, mutilated corpse of Elizabeth Short was discovered in a vacant lot in Los Angeles on January 15, 1947, the search for the murderer of the “Black Dahlia” began its futile run. Over...

Justice in New Zealand Cold Case

September 9 2013, 0 Comments
Sept. 9, 2013Menzies HallettFor 33 years, Menzies Hallett got away with murder because a New Zealand law prohibited Hallett’s wife from testifying against him without his permission.  by Lisa...

Walking in a Killer’s Footsteps

September 2 2013, 0 Comments
An edited extract from Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science – winner of Australia’s 2012 Davitt Award for best true crime book and available for Kindle in the United States...
Mon, 09/03/2012 - 14:59
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Sept. 3, 2012Joan WebsterOn Saturday November 28, 1981, Joan Webster, a 25-year-old Harvard graduate student, landed at Logan Airport in Boston aboard Eastern flight #960. Shortly after retrieving a suitcase from the luggage carousel, she disappeared. by Eve Carson Joan Webster...
Mon, 07/23/2012 - 22:09
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July 23, 2012While conspiracy theories abound, the murders of two of rap’s biggest stars go unsolved. by Cathy Scott Just before 3 p.m. on a spring afternoon in May 1998, a car drove up to a crowded car wash on a street corner in Compton, California. An argument broke out...
Sun, 03/06/2011 - 11:12
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Feb. 2, 2011Crime Scene PhotoIn woods not far from Philadelphia, the body of a young boy was found in a box in 1957.  An autopsy showed the 4-to-6-year-old child had died from a blow to his head and had sustained numerous bruises.  A widespread, prolonged investigation...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:18
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Bob Crane There's more than enough blame to explain why the 1978 murder of Bob Crane goes unsolved. by Denise M. Clark The 1978 murder of Bob Crane, the likable actor who played Col. Robert Hogan in "Hogan's Heroes," goes unsolved. The truth behind his murder is lost in a web...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 23:30
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November 27, 2006 Updated 3/12/07Emmett Till The brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 galvanized the fledgling civil rights movement like no other killing of a black by white racists before it. After an all-white, all-male jury acquitted Till's two...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 23:28
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March 23, 2004 Who are they? These images are a sampling of unidentified victims profiled on The Doe Network.There are thousands of unnamed corpses in the United States, so-called John and Jane Does who have turned up over the last few decades in woods, rivers, alleys and...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 23:25
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June 01, 2008 The introduction to the book Cricket in the Web by author Paula Moore about the unsolved 1949 murder of Las Cruces, N.M. waitress Cricket Coogler.by Paula MooreEditor's Note: The University of New Mexico Press released Paula Moore's Cricket in the Web on March 31,...
Sat, 10/10/2009 - 01:55
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The car bomb that killed Philip J. Lucier – the president of the Continental Telephone Co. and the father of 11 children – was meant for an attorney whose clients had swindled a minor New Orleans Mafioso. The FBI misread and mishandled the case from the beginning. Subsequent...

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