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Karina Vetrano Case Solved

Karina Verna Case Solved It was a heinous crime. Karina Vetrano left her Howard Beach, Queens home on a late afternoon in early August 2016 for a jog. Surveillance video from a residential camera showed her jogging through her quiet neighborhood. It was a path to the marsh that she took almost daily with her father. Unfortunately, this time was her last. […]

By | February 5th, 2017|CODIS, criminal investigation, DNA, Homicide, Sexual Assault|

Tonight’s Guest on Crime Talk Radio: Barry A. J. Fisher (S1, E6)

Tonight at 5:35PM EST on WRCN 103.9 FM will be Barry A. J. Fisher, the former Forensic Chief of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Crime Lab, former President of American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and author of Techniques of Crime [...]

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 [...]

Tabloid on Investigation Discovery Channel – 2nd Appearance

This Thursday, February 20 at 10 PM EST, I will be making my second appearance on Investigation Discovery Channel’s new show called Tabloid with host, Jerry Springer. If you have been watching the show, you already know that cases are ripped [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The U.S. Supreme Court OKs DNA Sample Upon Arrest in Maryland v. King

Does taking DNA upon arrest instead of based on a conviction equate to "going down the slippery slope?" In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court decided that taking a DNA sample upon arrest for a serious crime was no different [...]

By | June 4th, 2013|DNA, Fingerprints, Forensics, Photographs, SCOTUS|