Forensics

The Mob’s Greatest Unsolved Hits: Kid Twist

The Canary That Sung, But Couldn’t Fly By: Joseph Giacalone Abraham “Kid Twist” Reles (1907-1941)   Abraham Reles was born in a poverty stricken area of Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, in 1907 to Jewish-Austrian immigrants.  It wasn’t long before young Abe [...]

By | 2016-12-05T09:07:31+00:00 September 4th, 2012|Celebrity, Cold Case, Forensics, Mob, Serial Killers|

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|

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 [...]

How to Request a Cold Case to be Reexamined

Homicide Cases are Never Closed By: Joseph L. Giacalone ©2010 Anyone can ask for a cold case to be reexamined. However, investigators would prefer that it came from a family member or someone that had information to further the case.  When [...]

By | 2017-03-09T11:22:35+00:00 December 15th, 2010|Cold Case, Forensics, Missing Persons, NamUs|