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Tag: Cold Cases
MD Investigators Solve 51-Year-Old Cop Killing
In October 2021, the 50th anniversary of Captain James Tappen Hall’s homicide, detectives from the Cold Case Unit decided to review the case.
September 7, 2022
Charlotte Officers Working with Nonprofit to Close Cold Cases
The department is working with the North Carolina Unidentified Project, a group that helps departments pay for the advanced forensic technology needed to identify victims.
July 28, 2022
Kansas City Chief Disbands Cold Case Squad Because of Staffing Issues
“We used to have a missing person cold case squad, and just two weeks I disbanded that to put them back into regular homicide and regular assault squad because we don’t have enough regular detectives,” Chief Rick Smith said.
April 13, 2022
Washington, DC, Police Close 1990s Serial Rape Case After Forensic Genealogy Investigation
On Wednesday morning, authorities arrested Giles Daniel Warrick, 60. Police attribute 10 attacks in all to the suspect; they have charged him in eight, including first-degree murder and rape.
November 14, 2019
Video: NYPD Offers Record Reward to Crack Cold Case Murder of Officer
The NYPD is offering a record $111,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the man who shot and killed off-duty Brooklyn Officer Robert Bolden at Dunne's Bar & Grille in January 1971.
July 22, 2019
California Police thought Human Skull Delivered to Department was a Halloween Hoax... it wasn't
Officers with the Oakland (CA) Police Department received a piece of evidence on Friday that they initially thought was a Halloween hoax—a human skull.
October 31, 2018
FBI Offers Reward for Unsolved 1984 Murder of Virginia State Trooper
The FBI is now offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for the 1984 fatal stabbing of an off-duty Virginia state trooper.
October 1, 2018
Pennsylvania Police Crack Cold Case with DNA, Genetic Genealogy Database
Police in Pennsylvania have made an arrest in the 1992 rape and murder of Christy Mirack, an elementary school teacher in Lancaster.
June 26, 2018
Suspect in Infamous Serial Rapes and Murders Captured After 40 Years of Investigation
Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert and Sheriff Scott Jones said they relied on DNA evidence to arrest Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who lived for more than three decades on a quiet street in Citrus Heights.
April 25, 2018
Death of Detroit Officer Shot in 1972 Now Ruled a homicide
The shooting left Detroit Police Officer Donald Kimbrough paralyzed from the waist down and he died December 7, 2017, from medical complications that resulted from the decades old shooting.
April 20, 2018
Michigan Detective Shot, Seriously Wounded Serving Cold Case Warrant
State Police Detective Sgt. Aaron Steensma of the Marshall Post was shot in the chest while serving a search warrant at a residence in Union City in a cold case investigation. He was listed in serious but stable condition at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, according to Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of state police.
January 24, 2018
Police Say They’ve Solved 1974 Murder of Texas Officer
More than 40 years after police officer Matthew Murphy was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Alice, TX, investigators believe they have found the person responsible.
November 13, 2017
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