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Data is the New Magnifying Glass

Data is the New Magnifying Glass

By far, the best tool a Citizen Detective has is the internet and all the publicly available data at your fingertips. From social media platforms to message boards to public archives, so much information exists that can be used to connect dots. The best place to start...

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Giving Victims Back Their Names

Giving Victims Back Their Names

America’s most prolific serial killer is dead, but the victims of Samuel Little still need their names back. You can help. In the last days of 2020, at the age of 80, Samuel Little died while serving consecutive life sentences for the murder of three in California in...

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Investigating & Prosecuting No Body Cases, Part 1

Investigating & Prosecuting No Body Cases, Part 1

Part one in a three-part series covering investigating and prosecuting homicide cases without the victim's body from Michelle Kaszuba an NYC prosecutor, advocate for unsolved cases, and board member for PI for the Missing and the American Investigative Society of Cold...

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Investigating & Prosecuting No Body Cases, Part 3

Investigating & Prosecuting No Body Cases, Part 3

Part two in a three-part series covering investigating and prosecuting homicide cases without the victim's body from Michelle Kaszuba an NYC prosecutor, advocate for unsolved cases, and board member for PI for the Missing and the American Investigative Society of Cold...

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Investigating & Prosecuting No Body Cases, Part 2

Investigating & Prosecuting No Body Cases, Part 2

Part two in a three-part series covering investigating and prosecuting homicide cases without the victim's body from Michelle Kaszuba an NYC prosecutor, advocate for unsolved cases, and board member for PI for the Missing and the American Investigative Society of Cold...

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Four Terms That Designate a Case’s Chronology

Four Terms That Designate a Case’s Chronology

Knowing the lingo is part of the process for finding overlooked details that are paramount in cold cases. Many factors determine a timeline in a case, but body temperature is the most well-known. Here are a few key terms that will be fundamental in indicating the time...

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Mapping Cold Cases

Mapping Cold Cases

Satellite imagery has never been as prevalent or accessible. Not only can it be extremely helpful in gaining a better understanding of the location of a cold case, but satellite tools can help identify past environments, changes in the landscape, or variations over...

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Four Unique Apps for Data Collection

Four Unique Apps for Data Collection

There are numerous resources for online sleuthing, but before you get sucked into an internet rabbit hole. Consider these other resources to conduct your own research or validate leads sourced during crowdsolving, and add to your virtual toolbox. Measure This handy...

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Using the Public to Find Answers

Using the Public to Find Answers

If you're driving in Olympia, Washington you'll see this billboard. For 14 years, Karlee Bodine has been searching for answers in the murder of her mother, Karen Bodine. In her latest effort to get her mother's case front and center, Karlee has purchased a billboard...

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A Critical Eye: The Key to Case Development

A Critical Eye: The Key to Case Development

Forensic photography uses images to document crime scenes and support facts in a court proceeding. These photos are critical for cold cases, as many are the only evidence to survive years of dormant attention. Evidence can be categorized into the following broad...

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