Missing Persons

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 [...]

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 cases By: Joseph Giacalone Social 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 [...]

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 [...]

Missing Persons Checklist

Missing Persons Checklist for Family Members The Faster the Police are Notified, the Better By: Joseph Giacalone I hope that no family ever has to use this checklist, however, far too many people go missing in the United States and [...]

By |2016-12-05T09:06:09+00:00August 27th, 2012|CIF Book, Cold Case, Missing Persons, NamUs, Trace Evidence|

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+00:00August 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 |2016-12-05T08:40:32+00:00December 8th, 2011|Cold Case, LI News Radio, Missing Persons, NamUs, Serial Killers|