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Inside the Mind of a Cold Case Detective

October 21, 2014

The first thing a good investigator, especially a cold case investigator, needs to know is that you can't base your conclusions on past experiences because those experiences are not foolproof. The only way to solve a decades-old murder is through hard work.

Virginia Sheriffs' Offices Searching Cold Cases for Link to Missing UVA Student

October 1, 2014
Police reveal there may be a new forensic link with the missing UVA student case and other cold cases in Virginia.

Can Giving Playing Cards to Inmates Crack Cold Cases?

May 22, 2014

About 3,000 inmates in the Travis County, Texas, jail system are about to get new decks of playing cards. And the right card in the hands of the right inmate could help crack homicide or missing person cold cases. Read Full Story Here.

Man Gets Life for 1996 Killing of N.C. Officer

March 26, 2014
On Oct. 5, 1996, Scott Vincent Sica fired a 9 mm Beretta handgun nine times at police Sgt. Gregory Keith Martin during a traffic stop, according to testimony in Yadkin Superior Court. Sica was 20 at the time; Martin was 30.

The Fallacy of Gun Buyback Programs

December 26, 2013
What you usually see in any gun buyback program is elderly people turning in old junk guns from some closet or garage where they have sat gathering dust for many years.

Lawsuit Charges LAPD Detective with Ignoring Cold Case Evidence

October 31, 2013
A veteran cold case detective ignored a key piece of evidence in an unsolved slaying, delaying for several years the eventual discovery that Stephanie Lazarus, a Los Angeles police officer, was guilty of the killing, according to allegations in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Phoenix Detectives Close Cold Murder Case

October 28, 2013
Fingernail clippings taken from a murder victim in 1982 helped Phoenix police make an arrest in the killing last week, after tests confirmed that DNA found under the victim’s nails matched that of a convicted sex offender.

SCOTUS Allows DNA Swabs During Arrests

June 3, 2013
The 5-4 ruling came in Maryland v. King, where a convicted rapist had argued his Fourth Amendment privacy rights were violated when police used DNA to connect him to an earlier crime.

Facebook Helps N.Y. Police Solve 45-Year-Old Cold Case

April 24, 2013
A former Fulton, N.Y., resident living in Florida provided the name of 62-year-old Douglas Parkhurst after reading a retired detective's Facebook post about the cold case.

$50K Reward Offered In Va. Trooper's 1984 Killing

August 15, 2012
Almost three decades after the murder of Virginia Trooper Johnny Bowman, law enforcement authorities offered a $50,000 reward in hopes of solving the cold case.

Man Charged In Ala. Cop's 2002 Slaying

July 27, 2012
Birmingham (Ala.) Police this afternoon announced they have filed charges against a man in the 2002 shooting death of Birmingham Police Officer Joseph Jerome Daniels.

Utah Detective Honored for Solving Cold Cases

July 19, 2012
Park began working on cold cases full-time in 2005 and estimates he has solved around a dozen crimes — some of them many decades old — bringing closure to family members of victims who have sought answers for years.

Homeless Man Stops Mont. Cop, Confesses To 25-Year-Old Murder

April 24, 2012
A homeless man approached a Billings (Mont.) Police officer outside of police headquarters and confessed to the murder of a county official in Oklahoma in 1987.

Former LAPD Detective Guilty of Murder

March 8, 2012
A jury has convicted former Los Angeles Police Department detective Stephanie Lazarus of murdering the wife of her former lover in a cold case that forced the department to bring down one of its own.

LAPD Detective's Murder Trial Set To Begin

January 30, 2012
Jury selection is scheduled for this week in the trial of a Los Angeles Police detective accused of killing a romantic rival. The trial of former LAPD Det. Stephanie Lazarus is expected to last about a month.

Texas Officer's Research Leads to Honors for Oregon Deputy Killed in 1880s by Lynch Mob

December 12, 2011
Seventeen years after retiring from the Dallas County Sheriff's Department in Texas, Terry Baker handles cases colder than any he saw during his 39-year career.

Cigarette Butt DNA Helps Close 30-Year-Old Maine Murder Case

December 8, 2011
Mercier, of Industry, Maine, was charged with murder on Sept. 28 in the July 5, 1980, death of Rita St. Peter and pleaded not guilty.

Video: Wash. Jury Rules Trooper's 1998 Death a Homicide

October 20, 2011
The death of Trooper Ronda Reynolds was initially ruled a suicide by the coroner. Her mother who had pushed to clear her daughter's name said the ruling was justice.

Delayed Justice: Cold Cases

September 1, 2011

Jack and Mary Branson have collaborated on "Delayed Justice," which takes readers inside the minds of several of the most dogged cold-case investigators, who worked with active officers to solve cases in the book including the homicides of a 29-year-old Atlanta teacher in 1988 and 42-year-old Kentucky man found in a wooded lot.

FBI: Ted Bundy's DNA May Solve More Murders

August 10, 2011
Detectives in Tacoma, Wash., hope to solve the case of 8-year-old Ann Marie Burr, who disappeared from her house in 1961. Bundy, who was 14 at the time and living in Tacoma, denied responsibility for her disappearance.
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