Missing Persons

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 [...]

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 [...]

Social Media Heating Up Cold Cases

Social Media heating up cold casesBy: Joseph GiacaloneSocial media is heating up cold cases. The explosive growth of social media has been amazing to watch. As a former law enforcement officer I used social media during investigations to try and tap [...]

A&E’sThe Killer Speaks – The Maksim Gelman Story

Joe Giacalone Makes TV Debut in A&E’s The Killer Speaks Show airs on April 18, 2013, 10 PM EST By: Joseph L. Giacalone On April 18, 2013, at 10 PM EST, I will be making my television debut on A&E’s new [...]

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 [...]

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 | August 1st, 2012|Cold Case, Death Investigation, DNA, Missing Persons, NamUs|

Why the Long Island Serial Killer Holds Us Hostage

The Long Island Serial Killer By: Scott Bonn, Ph.D. Dating back to “Jack the Ripper,” who terrorized London, England, and the world in the 1880s, serial killers have captured our collective imagination while sending chills down our spines. Although they [...]

By | December 8th, 2011|Cold Case, LI News Radio, Missing Persons, NamUs, Serial Killers|

A Craigslist Serial Killer On Long Island? UPDATED 11/30/2011

Photo Credit: Barcelo, NY Daily News Long Island, New York A Craigslist Killer on Long Island? Bodies Continue to be Uncovered in Gilgo Beach By: Joseph L. Giacalone A Craigslist Serial Killer / Long Island Serial Killer on Long Island? [...]

By | January 24th, 2011|Cold Case, Missing Persons, NamUs, Serial Killers|

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 | December 15th, 2010|Cold Case, Forensics, Missing Persons, NamUs|