Missing Persons

Director of NamUs Joins Me Live on LI News Radio

Director of Case Management Todd Matthews Todd Matthews, the Director of Case Management for The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) will join me and host Jay Oliver, on LI News Radio. Mr. Matthews will be discussing the importance for [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|LI News Radio, Missing Persons, NamUs, Unidentified|

Tim Pino: Retired K9 Commander

Retired K9 Commander, Tim Pino, will be on The Crime Report, Wednesday, December 21, 2016. December 11, 2016, will mark the six (6) year anniversary that four (4) sets of human remains were discovered off of Ocean Parkway, Long Island, NY [...]

Welcome to the new home site of Joe Giacalone !!

My team and I will be building a new site over the next couple weeks with so many new features and departments to serve you. I am sure you will be pleased with the new content. The future of our site featuring [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Advocate, Education, Forensics, Maps, Missing Persons, NamUs, Training, Uncategorized|

NY State Passes Law Requiring Medical Examiners to Use NamUs

  New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, signed a bill into law requiring all medical examiners and coroners in the state to input unidentified human remains exemplars into the National Missing and Unidentified System, or NamUs for short. Most of the [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Human Remains, Missing Persons, NamUs, Unidentified|

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 [...]

New Guide for Child Forensic Interviewing

Child Forensic Interviewing is certainly not a new topic, but one that causes a lot of stress. The hardest job for criminal investigators are dealing with the most vulnerable in society: the very young and the very old. Investigators must have [...]

“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 [...]

The Changing Landscape of Social Media Investigations

Social Media is Changing the Way Cases are Investigated By: Joseph Giacalone When the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche said, “Better know nothing than half-know many things,” he may have been speaking to law enforcement regarding social media investigations. Currently, there are [...]