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Dr. Priya Banerjee – Forensic Pathologist

Dr. Priya Banerjee - Forensic Pathologist Dr. Priya Banerjee joined us on WRCN 103.9 FM, LI News Radio, to discuss aspects of death investigation related to the Long Island Serial Killer case. Dr.  Banerjee is a Board Certified Forensic Pathologist, consultant, and [...]

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 [...]

FBI Releases Preliminary Crime Stats for First Half of 2015

Many people like to cite crime statistics from a variety of places, however the best source is from the FBI report: Crime in the United States or the Uniform Crime Report or the UCR, just to avoid confusion. The UCR is [...]

By | January 29th, 2016|Criminals, ME Coroner, Statistics, UCR, Unsolved|

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 [...]

“Blame it on all on Brownsville, Brooklyn” Murder Incorporated

In Brownsville, Brooklyn, at the corner of Livonia and Saratoga Avenues, stood a small twenty-four hour candy store named Midnight Rose’s. This wasn’t any ordinary candy store. It housed some of the most lethal for-hire Jewish and Italian contract killers [...]

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 [...]

The Search Warrant Conundrum and Crime Scenes

Search Warrants and Crime Scenes By: Joseph Giacalone There is no such thing as a “Murder Scene Exception” to obtaining a search warrant. Just because the person is dead, does not always equate to a consent search. Initially, the police can [...]

By | August 28th, 2013|Evidence, Interview Interrogation, ME Coroner, Mistakes, SCOTUS, Warrants|

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 [...]

Detectives and the Autopsy

Autopsy Protocol for Investigators Detectives play an important role at the autopsy By: Joseph L. Giacalone   How many autopsies have I attended? Enough or that I have witnessed my fair share should be a sufficient answer. The autopsy is one of [...]