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No Body, No Problem: Murder Convictions in Missing Persons Cases

The old Hollywood trope of “no body, no conviction” is usually accurate, but not always true. Generally, it is very difficult to prove the murder of a missing person. But, between the tenacity of investigators and the legal precedent of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Forensics: 2 Killers Finally Brought to Justice

Thanksgiving is the time of the year when many of us show our gratitude for life’s blessings. For some people, however, this holiday is just another reminder of a horrific memory that never relents. And that haunting recollection is the … Continue reading

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Evidence Rules: Fundamentals of a Criminal Prosecution

If you’re a fan of crime fiction and even true-crime stories, the issue of ‘evidence’ is usually at the heart of the story. But, what’s the deal with evidence? And how does it help a prosecutor build a case? Well, … Continue reading

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DNA Justice in 2017: 3 Cold Case Murders Solved by Forensics

Justice eluded these murder victims for many years. But, due to the hard work of detectives, and advancements in DNA analysis – the killers were identified. And justice was served. The Killing of Wendy Jo Halison It was 1968 on … Continue reading

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Modern DNA Profiling: Two Infamous Cold Cases Solved

Photo courtesy of kotatv.com. Once the horrific act of murder has been committed, there is generally a relatively short window of time for law enforcement to solve the mystery. As time passes, the chance of a solving a murder case … Continue reading

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Impression Evidence Takes a Front Row Seat at Crime Scenes

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
“There is no branch of detective science that is so important and so much neglected as the art of tracing footsteps”, simply stated by the fictional detective character, Sherlock Holmes from A Study in…

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Getting Away with Murder: 4 Infamous Cases

Photo courtesy of http://www.123rf.com. With murder, comes the inevitable feeling of tragedy and outrage. But, sometimes, the tragedy of the actual heinous act is overshadowed by the outrage of a great injustice. That is, when a murderer is not held … Continue reading

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