DNA

Investigating Unidentified Human Remains

Investigating Unidentified Human Remains By: Joseph Giacalone The first thing to do in any death investigation is to determine who your victim is, but what happens when you have unidentified human remains? These cases are the toughest of all to [...]

DNA: Just One of Many Law Enforcement Tools – Guest Blog

DNA: One of Many Tools Used by Law Enforcement DNA has shaped the investigative world forver By: Evelyn Pence DNA Only One Tool Used by Cold Case Investigators to Solve Crimes Anyone who watches criminal investigation television shows is familiar with DNA as [...]

By | 2016-12-05T09:23:20+00:00 January 21st, 2013|Cold Case, DNA, Unsolved|

911 Tapes: Cold Case Artifacts

Preserving Evidence in Cold Case Investigations A 911 Tape is the ‘Holy Grail’ for Investigators By: Joseph Giacalone 911 tapes are one of the most important elements of a cold case investigation. They often contain the names, phone numbers and other [...]

By | 2016-12-05T09:12:41+00:00 October 1st, 2012|Autopsy, Cold Case, Death Investigation, DNA, Forensics, ME Coroner, NamUs, Unsolved|

Brenda Lee Harvey: A Mother Taken Too Soon

Brenda Lee Harvey-Martinez A Daughter’s Quest for the Truth By: Stephanie Bellanca The weather in Flint, Michigan on the night of December 22, 1988, was cold and overcast. Little did I know that it would become one of the coldest [...]

By | 2016-12-05T09:04:08+00:00 August 17th, 2012|Cold Case, DNA, Forensics, NamUs|

The Murder of Innocence: Newborn “Fredericka Mary”

A News Team’s Quest for the Truth By: Joe McGinty, CCS Contributor In the early morning hours of Mother’s Day, May 11, 1986, a man in Needham, Massachusetts would make a disturbing discovery inside of a trash barrel as he [...]

By | 2016-12-05T08:53:34+00:00 August 1st, 2012|Cold Case, Death Investigation, DNA, Missing Persons, NamUs|

Dr. Sir Alec Jeffreys: Forensic Rock Star #2

Sir Alec Jefferys DNA: The First Exoneration and Conviction By: Joseph Giacalone In my first Forensic Rock Star post, I highlighted the important contributions of Edmond Locard. Today’s post will continue with the Forensic Rock Stars that have shaped the world [...]

By | 2016-12-05T08:49:10+00:00 July 6th, 2012|DNA, Forensics, Trace Evidence|

Edmond Locard: Forensic Rock Star

Edmond Locard: Forensic Rockstar by: Joseph L. Giacalone If you are a fan of the CSI TV series or similar criminal investigation shows, then why not learn about the real forensic rock stars. These men and women are the real [...]