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The Search Warrant Conundrum and Crime Scenes

By | 2016-12-14T14:22:28+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Evidence, Interview Interrogation, ME Coroner, Mistakes, SCOTUS, Warrants|

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 [...]

Investigating Unidentified Human Remains

By | 2016-12-05T09:37:28+00:00 April 11th, 2013|Autopsy, Death Investigation, DNA, Forensics, Human Remains, ME Coroner, Missing Persons, NamUs, Unsolved|

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 [...]

6 Mistakes to Avoid at a Crime Scene

By | 2016-12-05T09:17:09+00:00 October 26th, 2012|Crime Scene, Death Investigation, Forensics, Mistakes, Photographs, Witnesses|

Crime Scene Mistakes: 6 Mistakes to Avoid at a Crime Scene By: Joseph L. Giacalone Can you avoid making mistakes at a crime scene? Yes, you can as long as you are aware of them. This article was written so that [...]

Cause of Death vs. Manner of Death

By | 2016-12-05T09:11:03+00:00 September 14th, 2012|Autopsy, Death Investigation, ME Coroner|

Cause of Death vs. Manner of Death An Integral Piece of Information in Death Investigations Is there a difference between the Cause and Manner of Death? Yes, there is a big difference. Investigators should appear at the Medical Examiner's Office for [...]

The Murder of Innocence: Newborn “Fredericka Mary”

By | 2016-12-05T08:53:34+00:00 August 1st, 2012|Cold Case, Death Investigation, DNA, Missing Persons, NamUs|

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 [...]

How to Request a Cold Case to be Reexamined

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

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 [...]