Cold Cases

 
January 29 2015, Deborah Rubin Fields
Fifteen years after the rape and murder of high school senior Noa Eyal, a man was arrested on a charge of domestic violence and was forced to provide a DNA sample. A year later, in 2014, that sample...
 
October 13 2009, Denise Noe
Updated 3/12/07 Emmett Till The brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 galvanized the fledgling civil rights movement like no other killing of a black by white racists...
 
July 22 2013, Paul Buchanan
A Polaroid photo found in a busy parking lot in Florida gave two families in New Mexico hope that their children were still alive. by Paul Buchanan On June 15, 1989, a woman in Port St. Joe,...
 
October 13 2009, Lona Manning
Who are they? These images are a sampling of unidentified victims profiled on The Doe Network. There are thousands of unnamed corpses in the United States, so-called John and Jane Does who have...
 
July 23 2012, Cathy Scott
While conspiracy theories abound, the murders of two of rap’s biggest stars go unsolved. by Cathy Scott Just before 3 p.m. on a spring afternoon in May 1998, a car drove up to a crowded car wash...
 
September 3 2012, Eve Carson
Joan Webster On Saturday November 28, 1981, Joan Webster, a 25-year-old Harvard graduate student, landed at Logan Airport in Boston aboard Eastern flight #960. Shortly after retrieving a suitcase...

Searching For A Link To A Broken Lifeline

January 29 2015, 0 Comments
Fifteen years after the rape and murder of high school senior Noa Eyal, a man was arrested on a charge of domestic violence and was forced to provide a DNA sample. A year later, in 2014, that sample...

Forever 5: The Kidnap and Murder of Doreen Heskett

December 4 2014, 1 Comment
Doreen Heskett When the badly decomposed remains of 5-year-old Doreen Heskett were discovered in a cow pasture eight months after she was abducted from a busy street, the citizens of Napa...

The Murder of the Black Dahlia: The Ultimate Cold Case

February 3 2014, 1 Comment
When the severed, mutilated corpse of Elizabeth Short was discovered in a vacant lot in Los Angeles on January 15, 1947, the search for the murderer of the “Black Dahlia” began its futile run. Over...
Jan 29, 2015
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Fifteen years after the rape and murder of high school senior Noa Eyal, a man was arrested on a charge of domestic violence and was forced to provide a DNA sample. A year later, in 2014, that sample led Israeli investigators not to arrest the man, but to charge his son with...
Dec 4, 2014
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Doreen Heskett When the badly decomposed remains of 5-year-old Doreen Heskett were discovered in a cow pasture eight months after she was abducted from a busy street, the citizens of Napa discovered that living amongst them was a sexual predator responsible for child...
Feb 3, 2014
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When the severed, mutilated corpse of Elizabeth Short was discovered in a vacant lot in Los Angeles on January 15, 1947, the search for the murderer of the “Black Dahlia” began its futile run. Over the intervening decades many theories have been advanced about who this killer...
Sep 9, 2013
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Menzies Hallett For 33 years, Menzies Hallett got away with murder because a New Zealand law prohibited Hallett’s wife from testifying against him without his permission.  by Lisa Agnes By all accounts, Menzies Hallett was an affable, confident family man who got...
Sep 2, 2013
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An edited extract from Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science – winner of Australia’s 2012 Davitt Award for best true crime book and available for Kindle in the United States on amazon.com. Hard copies available at www.panmacillan.com.au by Liz Porter...
Aug 22, 2013
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Sharp family Cold Case: The most brutal murders in Plumas County history occurred on April 11, 1981 in Keddie, California, a down on its heels resort town that time had passed by. No one was ever charged with the crime. by Jeni Johnson Keddie is a small town in the...
Jul 22, 2013
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A Polaroid photo found in a busy parking lot in Florida gave two families in New Mexico hope that their children were still alive. by Paul Buchanan On June 15, 1989, a woman in Port St. Joe, Florida pulled off Route 98 into the parking lot of a Junior Food Store. She parked...
Jul 1, 2013
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Italian Hall, December 1913 by David Robb Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is cold in the winter, with temperatures often dipping below zero, but Christmas Eve 1913 was particularly cold. The region’s 9,000 unionized copper miners – mostly immigrants from Italy, Poland and Croatia...
May 6, 2013
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 From the cold case files: the 1965 murder of Jean Welch in Cumberland, Maryland by James Rada, Jr. Jean Welch carried her basket of wet laundry outside to dry on the clothesline behind her apartment. May 17, 1965 was a sunny, spring day in Cumberland, Maryland, and...
Mar 4, 2013
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For survivors, cold case investigators and the public, solving old homicide cases offers the perfect win- win situation. Beyond the altruistic benefits, though, cold case squads provide a goldmine of good ink for law enforcement agencies. So what's the ultimate bad ink?...

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