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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 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 [...]
50 Year Anniversary of Her Death Questions Still Remain By: Joseph Giacalone On August 5, 1962, the world was stunned to find that actress and pin up girl, Marilyn Monroe was dead. 50 years after that dreadful day, her fans [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]