Autopsy

John Ray Gilbert Family Attorney

John Ray Gilbert Family Attorney On April 26, 2017, from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM ET, John Ray, the Gilbert Family Attorney will join me and host Jay Oliver live from the WRCN 103.9FM Slomin’s Studio at MacArthur Airport. Attorney John Ray [...]

Forensic Entomologist Dr. Jason Byrd on Crime Talk (S1, E12)

  Tonight at 5:35PM EST, on Crime Talk, WRCN 103.9FM, I will have University of Florida Board Certified Forensic Entomologist, Dr. Jason Byrd. We will be discussing the role that insects play in aiding investigators with the Post Mortem Interval [...]

Questions Arise About Antonin Scalia’s Death

Let’s put this out here first: I don’t suspect any foul play in the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. What I do suspect is a terrible job by law enforcement and a lack of foresight to conduct a proper [...]

Dr. Michael Baden: Forensic Rockstar #4

I had the chance of a lifetime to sit down and speak with Dr. Michael Baden for over an hour about death investigations, the future of DNA and other forensic technologies. Dr. Baden is probably the most recognizable forensic pathologist in [...]

How Cold is the Long Island Serial Killer Case?

What classifies someone as a serial killer? The FBI defines a serial killer as a person that kills three or more people with a cooling off period – that is what makes them different than a mass or spree murderer. Some [...]

Dr. Henry C. Lee: Forensic Rockstar #3

It’s not everyday that you get a chance to sit down and speak with a Forensic Rockstar like Dr. Henry C. Lee about death investigations, but I did. I will be teaching for Dr. Lee in an upcoming Death and Homicide [...]

Kicking Around the Cold Case Files

It's time to start kicking around the cold case files. Every detective has that one case that was never solved and to this day still “haunts” them. There are many such cases in my career that I wish we could have [...]

6 Fundamental Questions in Homicide Investigations

There are many questions that must be answered during a homicide investigation, but there are six (6) fundamental ones that an investigator must keep at the forefront of every case: 1.  Who was the victim? 2.  How were they murdered? 3. [...]

Exhuming a Body for Suspect DNA Worth It?

What is the efficacy of exhuming a body in an attempt to obtain a suspect’s DNA? I have received a few inquiries on this topic from both crime writers and family members asking, “We want to see if there is DNA [...]

There Are No Shortcuts in Death Investigations: Documenting the Body

Documenting the Body By: Joseph Giacalone I’ve said this many times, you don’t get a second chance to do it right the first time. Investigators have a tough enough job when investigating a death scene, so doing more is never popular. [...]