Tag: cold case
A&E Real Crime speaks with journalist Jerry Mitchell about his book, Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era, about how to handle cold cases, the FBI's harassment of Martin Luther King Jr. and his role in the prosecution of serial killer Felix Vail
In very rare instances, people who suspect their fathers, brothers or other family members are long-sought serial killers are dead right and help authorities solve a notorious cold case. But far more often, they pester police with circumstantial evidence backing up wild theories.
In the early 1970s, Rochester, New York was plagued by a series of unsolved child murders. The three victims each had alliterative names and the killings became known as the 'double initial' or 'alphabet' murders. Will the killer or killers ever be found?
Police have solved, or are close to solving, a number of cases that have been cold for decades. Investigators are using new technology and research techniques and re-examining leads that previous investigators may have ignored.
Ethan Brown, a reporter who spent years investigating the murders of eight sex workers in Jennings, Louisiana and wrote the book 'Murder in the Bayou,' says there's credible evidence to suggest that several offenders have blood on their hands, and that Jefferson Davis Parish's own law enforcement may be implicated in the crimes.
True-crime writer Billy Jensen empowers readers to become citizen detectives, using social-media resources to identify uncaught criminals. He explains how he does this without interfering in police investigations and tells us about his book, 'Chase Darkness With Me.'