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Great books on true-crime and unsolved mysteries
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HOT ON THE TRAIL
Cold Case News, Cold Case Updates and More..
Sometimes the passage of time is all a cold case -- one that has gone unsolved for years -- needs to generate heat.
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In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present Sir Francis Bacon
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Evil is always unspectacular and always human. And shares our bed...and eats at our table W.H. Auden
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NEWS AND NEW EVENTS
A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom - it's gone. Edward R. Murrow
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“If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world but I am sure we would be getting reports from hell before breakfast.” William Tecumseh Sherman quotes (American Civil War General and a major architect of modern warfare. 1820-1891)
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Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard: Alright, listen up, people. Our fugitive has been on the run for ninety minutes. Average foot speed over uneven ground barring injuries is 4 miles-per-hour. That gives us a radius of six miles. What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area. Checkpoints go up at fifteen miles. Your fugitive's name is Dr. Richard Kimble. Go get him. ..... From the movie "The Fugitive"
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MISSING PERSONS
All Missing Persons
There are, in fact, 97,297 actively missing persons from the United States, according to the most recently available national count (as of 2003) by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. . About 44 percent of them are adults, and 56 percent of them children. The Lone Star State has a Texas-sized share of those missing persons, according to Susan Burroughs of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse: 6,927 Texans were actively missing as of December 31, 2004.
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New Case Alerts. New Missing Persons and Case Alerts !! New Wanted Person Alerts !!
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A Place For Posting Active Ongoing Searches For Missing Persons and Rewards Posted For Missing Loved Ones.
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SCARY STATS 90 percent of all children abducted by strangers are sexually assaulted, then released by their abductor Less than 3 percent of abducted children are murdered 74 percent of murdered children were killed within the first three hours of their abduction 91 percent of the murdered children were killed within the first 24 hoursSource: www.amber-plan.net
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".......production of a 'body' is not absolutely essential to convict, even in a murder case."
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One rationale provided for the "no-body-required" rule is that a murderer should not be entitled to acquittal simply because he successfully disposes of a victim's body. "That is one form of success for which society has no reward."
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Missing children are usually divided into eight categories: stranger abduction, accident, wandered off, parental abduction (custody and no-custody order), runaway, unknown, and other.
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UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS
"...Victory For Them is Hope For All.." Kelly Austin
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“It’s like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. But you’ve got to find the pieces first.” Sheriff Chris Eaton, Kentucky
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* Between 1980 and 2004, about 10,300 unidentified human remains were reported to the National Death Index (NDI). * Almost three-quarters of unidentified persons were reported by 5 states; Arizona, California, Florida, New York, and Texas. * Of the 2,900 National Crime Information Center records that contained data on the manner of death, 27% were ruled homicides; 12%, accidental deaths; 7%, natural causes; and 5%, suicides. * The majority of unidentified persons were white (70%); blacks made up 15% of unidentified persons; and race could not be determined in 13% of the cases.
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Breaking Stories on Unidentified Persons
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In Honor of Frank Bender, Artist
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The victim is anonymous. No one came forward to identify her body and she was buried in a grave marked "Jane Doe," another victim of an unsolved crime forgotten by most. Yet she had a life; she had a future that was brutally taken from her and as so many others like her, she deserves to be remembered, not for her death, but for her life.
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MOST MYSTERIOUS CASES
Murder in the murderer is no such ruinous thought as poets and romancers will have it; it does not unsettle him, or fright him from his ordinary notice of trifles; it is an act quite easy to be contemplated.
"WE HAVE TO FIND THE HAYSTACK, BEFORE WE CAN FIND THE NEEDLE IN THAT HAYSTACK" J. B. Kline , Galveston County Sheriff.
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Gearen, a legal secretary, and her 2-year-old daughter, Kyra, were staying with friends at a beach house on Crystal Beach on July 14 when Gearen walked outside a little more than a minute ahead of her friends at 11:56 p.m., Tuttoilmondo said. The friends heard a gate at the top of the stairs close and she was gone by the time they reached the bottom of the steps. "It happened in a minute and a half," Tuttoilmondo said. "She just vanished from this earth." Campers discovered Gearen's body in the surf about 6:30 a.m. The autopsy showed she had been raped, beaten and strangled, but investigators believe she put up a fight, said sheriff's Lt. Tommy Hansen, the lead investigator. TIPS: bridgettegearen2008@gmail .com
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Pennsylvania Serial Killer Unknown, Unsolved.
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He passed what he thought was a yellow truck. Then he heard Hammond scream again. "When she screamed at me out the window," he said, "I put it in reverse and started chasing him. " Shafer chased the truck about a mile, he said, racing south on Clinton's 2nd Street, then turning west on Culvert Drive. But his car's transmission failed, Shafer said, and the pickup - maybe a 1969 or 1970 Ford - sped away. The truck may have had a decal of a water scene on the back window. Hammond has not been seen since. Police found her car in the parking lot that night, said Clinton Detective Damon Parsons.
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CCI WORLDWIDE
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Missing Persons, Unidentified Persons, and all crimes Of Interest Internationally.
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Topics and News Stories of Interest on the subject of terrorism.
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Topics and News Stories
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Topics and News Stories of Interest
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Canada : Missing Persons, Crimes and Unsolved Mysteries
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Starlight Forums
"The fact that a murderer may successfully dispose of the body of a victim does not entitle him to an aquittal. That is one form of success for which society has no reward" People vs. Manson (1977)
Important Cases That Have Touched All of Our Hearts Over The Years
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"He who holds the Key can open my heart."
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Unidentified Teen Girl, Located in Tennessee
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Just remember deep in your hearts, I’m not the reason we had to part, And that I love you more than life, You are the angels of my life. ... Amy J. Rhodes
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Information
Various Information. About anything.
Post anything helpful in the research of criminal history.
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Newspaper article sites
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How-To sites, Web design, etc...
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State information.
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Anything that may be helpful or useful.
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The basic idea of a criminal profile was to acquire a body of information that revealed a common pattern for a general description of an UNSUB (unknown subject) in terms of habit, possible employment, martial status, mental state, and personality traits. Probing for an experiential assessment of a criminal from a series of crime scenes involved a detailed victimology — learning significant facts about the victim's life, especially in the days and hours leading up to his or her death. Their movements were mapped and investigators study all of their personal communications for signals to where they may have crossed paths with a viable suspect..........Hazelwood viewed sex offenders as either impulsive or ritualistic. Impulsive offenders were opportunistic and generally of lower intelligence and economic means, and their sexual behavior often served power or anger needs. Ritualistic offenders, on the other hand, indulged in paraphilias and compulsive behaviors that satisfied a specific psychological need. As they centered their lives around this activity, they learned to lie and manipulate in order to keep it hidden from others and secretly active ....FROM CRIMELIBRARY
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THE BOGGY MAN
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. Friedrich Nietzsche
"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness." Joseph Conrad
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All is a riddle, and the key to a riddle...is another riddle Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you will see. Winston Churchill
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The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone Harriet Beecher Stowe
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The Zodiac Killer
..This Is The Zodiac Speaking, Like I Have Always Said, I Am Crack Proof....
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There's no question about it, he's a man who loves publicity. He's an extremely dangerous psychopath. I don't see a word of remorse in any of the letters. He seems to glory in what he's doing." Martin Lee Chief of Detectives, San Francisco
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...The S.F. Police could have caught me last night if they had searched the park properly in stead of holding road races with their motorcicles seeing who could make the most noise......
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..About the only way the heat will stop is if,well if, if I die that'll, that'll cure it for me, or if, if, if Zodiac himself confesses... Arthur Leigh Allen
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They haven't arrested me be.....because they can't prove a thing.... Arthur Leigh Allen
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WMA (White Male Adult) 35-45 years old Approximately 5'8" Heavy Build Short Brown Hair Possibly With Red Tint Wears Glasses
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We must always be ready and willing to discard (or at least modify) our theories if we test them and find out they are wrong. Otherwise, we get stuck in our own abstractions again, ignoring reality. Ad Santel
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KILLERS
The mind of a killer; The Fight or Flight Syndrome ( Cannon - 1917 )is involved in most homicides : the remainder are premeditated or predatory in singular and predatory serial murders, singular being retributive, serial being psychopathic. The disciplines involved in solution are forensic medicine, severely experienced homicide trained investigators and forensic psychologist.------ Doctor Cecil Wingo, Forensic Analyst Medical Trauma/Psychology
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"Violence is as American as Apple Pie" H. Rap Brown
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The distinction between MO and signature, is in the intent. Actions considered consistent with MO can be linked to one of three intended purposes; 1) to ensure the offender's success in committing the crime; 2) to obscure or otherwise protect the offender from being readily identified or; 3) to facilitate or effect the offender's escape. Actions discovered during an investigation which fall into one or more of these categories can be ascribed as MO.
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"a personal detail that is unique to the individual, why he does it: the thing that fulfills him emotionally" John Douglas
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Unsolved Murders
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I have no particular desire to live. I have no particular desire to be killed. It is a matter of indifference to me. I do not think I am altogether right." --Albert Fish
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TOPICS
Interesting Subjects Posted By Our Members
I lay no claim to advancing scientific data other than advancing flying knowledge. I can only say that I do it because I want to.......Amelia Earhart
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Interesting topics posted by our members
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Big Bend National Park is a Land of Borders. Situated on the Boundary of Mexico Along the Rio Grande, it is a Place where Countries and Cultures Meet. It is Also a Place that Merges Natural Environments, from Desert to Mountains. It is a Place where South Meets North and East Meets West, Creating a Great Diversity of Plants and Animals. The Park Covers over 801,000 of West Texas in the Place Where the Rio Grande Makes a Sharp Turn, the "Big Bend." Big Bend National Park was Authorized June 20, 1935, Established June 12, 1944, and was Designated a United States Biosphere Reserve in 1976.
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Current Trials
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For those tougher cases, tracking down clues. If you have any tips or information pertaining to these cases, please email us at coldcasemystery@gmail.com
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Some Real Cold Cases !!!!!!
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Missing, Unidentified and Unsolved in the State of Colorado
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What would we do without those mushroom hunters ??
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"My dad told me a long, long time ago, the only thing that's ever truly yours is your name," she says. "And Princess Blue doesn't have one right now. And I'd like to see her get her name back." ......Alexandria Goddard
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FAMILY MATTERS
The store's motto was "Have what the people want, let them know you have it, and organize to serve them quickly, courteously and satisfactorily."
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In Sicily it is common for victims of the mob to disappear. It is known locally as the "lupara bianca'' (white lupara) . Lupara is the Sicilian word for a sawn-off shotgun and the term "lupara bianca" is used to refer to Mafia murders in which the body is never found.
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MARITIME MYSTERIES , LEGENDS, and BURIED TREASURE
"Ships that pass in the night and speak each other in passing; Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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‘O where am I?’ quoth she, ‘in earth or heaven, Or, in the ocean drench’d or in the fire? What hour is this? or morn or weary even? Do I delight to die, or life desire? But now I lived, and life was death’s annoy; But now I died, and death was lively joy.’ — Venus in Shakespeare’s “Venus and Adonis,”
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