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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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Where to Start When a Person Goes Missing

Where to Start When a Person Goes Missing

Every year, more than 600,000 people go missing in the United States, ranging from young children to older individuals. Not only that, but it is currently estimated that nearly 4,400 unidentified bodies are recovered each year. Roughly 25% remain unidentified after...

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Acronym List for Citizen Detectives

Acronym List for Citizen Detectives

As a Citizen Detective, your work will be online, and chatrooms, message boards, and Reddit threads are the perfect place to find leads and meet others working on the same case—or others who may be connected. Here is a list of acronyms that you may find helpful in...

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