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Homicide Investigator's True Crime Stories

November 30, 2009

Tapping into his experience as an investigator with the Chula Vista Police Department for 17 years, Tom Basinski wrote the true-crime novels "Cross-Country Evil" and "No Good Deed" based on detailed case material from local cases. In "Cross-Country Evil," Basinski chronicled the 18-year investigation that resulted in a conviction of a serial rapist (he interviewed from prison) who murdered a college student working as a prostitute. Listen to his account of the case.

Delaying, Delayed, and Good Ol’ Hamstrung Justice

October 6, 2009
As I like to bitch and gripe at the lack of novel approaches in the justice system, I should at least look at some when they do pop up. A couple of novel ideas were brought to my attention during the last couple of weeks, so I figured I'd share them herein.

Forensic Lab IDs 7th Victim of Milwaukee Serial Killer

May 20, 2009

A seventh victim has been linked to the case of Milwaukee's 23-year-old unsolved serial killer who is known as the North Side Strangler.

Woman Disputes Sister's Claim Their Father Was the Zodiac Killer

May 1, 2009
A Southern California woman's accusation this week that her long-dead stepfather was the Zodiac killer just took on a new, strange twist: Another daughter of the man is coming forward to angrily denounce the charge.

LAPD Ties 72-year-old Man to Two Waves of Serial Killings

May 1, 2009
DNA leads detectives to John Thomas Jr., 72. He is held in two slayings, but police suspect he may have killed up to 30 elderly Westside and Claremont women a decade apart.

1987 Tape May Help LAPD Catch Serial Killer

February 27, 2009
In the more than two decades since Los Angeles police detectives began the search for a serial killer stalking young prostitutes in South L.A., they have had few breaks. One night in 1987, however, offered a tantalizing, agonizing clue.

Missouri Inmates to Get Cold-Case Playing Cards

January 10, 2009
In Missouri, the cards feature details about unsolved murders, missing persons and fugitives. Missouri State Patrol Sgt. Jason Clark said his agency had enough cold cases to fill several 52-card decks. So they had to be selective. The Brooks case has frustrated authorities because the young girl is believed to be dead and her body has never been found, despite promising suspects over the years.

Georgia Cold Case Squad Cracks First Case

January 8, 2009
The Gwinnett County Police Department’s newly minted cold case squad has cracked its first case — a 2007 fatal shooting of a Norcross teenager who was working at a gas station.

Just a Touch: Using Touch DNA Evidence

December 1, 2008

Amazing. This unknown suspect left behind enough DNA from just briefly touching the sides of the victim's underwear to provide a statistically significant partial DNA profile.

Cold Case Interrogations

March 1, 2007

In many instances, the suspect in a cold case turns out to be someone who is serving time for another crime. What are the considerations for conducting custodial interrogation of such a prisoner, insofar as Miranda and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel are concerned?

Justice Served Cold

October 1, 2004

The tenacity and determination of the homicide investigators paid off, and the killers of Stacey Weinstein were identified and arrested. It was a major coup for Miami-Dade Homicide, and it was also the beginning of Miami-Dade Homicide’s “Pending Case” unit. Later the unit was nicknamed the “Cold Case Squad” by a Miami Herald reporter.

Cold Cases: National Databases and Cold Case Investigations

May 1, 2003

The FBI administers several national databases that have played a critical role in numerous cold case investigations.

How to...Open a Cold Case

May 1, 2003

A few months ago, newspapers around the country covered the arrest of Gerald Mason for a murder that happened when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House. Mason was rousted out of a comfortable life in South Carolina and charged with killing two police officers in the Los Angeles suburb of El Segundo, Calif. In 1957.

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