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Cold cases: A look at unsolved mysteries

Across the SunLight Project coverage area — Valdosta, Dalton, Thomasville, Milledgeville, Tifton and Moultrie, Ga., and Live Oak, Jasper and Mayo, Fla., along with the surrounding counties — murders, disappearances and mysteries stretching back decades remain unresolved.

Fetus found abandoned at landfill

More than two years later, there have been no new clues in the case of a fetus found in a landfill in Dalton, said Capt. Rick Swiney, Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office.

In early January 2015, two employees of the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority were sorting through a bag of clothing when they found in a recyclable container and discovered a fetus in a plastic bag with a blanket and a pair of ladies’ size-five “No Boundaries” brand blue jeans.

The fetus appeared to be about five or six months old.

The bag was in a larger container that held recyclable material from across Whitfield County. The container was brought to the landfill on

Read more at: http://www.daltondailycitizen.com/news/local_news/cold-cases-a-look-at-unsolved-mysteries/article_19294218-01a0-59a2-a951-e92fd8fce8e2.html

Peter Madsen’s DNA to be tested in connection with unsolved murder cases – The Copenhagen Post

The DNA of Peter Madsen, currently being held in connection with the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, will be compared to samples taken in connection with unsolved murder cases.

The Swedish police have a number of unsolved cases involving dismembered female bodies and the Swedes want to test Madsen’s DNA in connection with those cases.



There are not any specific suspicions that Madsen was involved in the other crimes, but it’s standard procedure to check, particularly given that Madsen apparently spent a lot of time in Scania at the time.

READ MORE: No fractures on Kim Wall’s head, confirms Copenhagen Police following its discovery in city waters

EU DNA co-op
From November 1, Denmark and Sweden will connect their DNA databases, thus making it possible to search in both registries and

Read more at: http://cphpost.dk/news/peter-madsens-dna-to-be-tested-in-connection-with-unsolved-murder-cases.html

With Lagos DNA Centre, There’s Hope for Resolution of Paternity, Criminal Cases

Ayodeji Afolabi

In a recent judgment, a Lagos High Court threw out a criminal case involving the rape of a three-year-old girl. The case was thrown out not on the strength of the fact that the little girl in question was not violated, but there was no strong and compelling evidence to link the man that was charged to court for the alleged rape to the said crime. In the end, the accused person in the said case was discharged and acquitted, but the victim and her family were left to continue to contend with the consequences of the crime.

Many cases have suffered the same fate as that of the little girl above, on the strength of lack of evidence and in

Read more at: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/10/08/with-lagos-dna-centre-theres-hope-for-resolution-of-paternity-criminal-cases/

Gone cold, but not forgotten: Searching for answers in unsolved murder cases

Melvin Knox had a secret.

A dark secret he had kept tucked away for more than four decades, through stints in prison for burglary, drugs and once threatening a couple with a shotgun.

Knox’s secret made his other crimes seem almost petty.

It wasn’t until June 28, in a Tarrant County courtroom, that Knox — a kind-looking black man whose white hair and matching beard showed his 59 years — stood before a judge and for the first time publicly admitted his secret.

Almost 44 years earlier — as a 15-year-old boy — Knox had murdered his best friend, Donald Rodgers.

In July, Knox was sentenced to 40 years in prison — a sentence he is appealing. The 1973 murder case is thought to be among the oldest cold cases solved and successfully prosecuted in Tarrant County.

Investigating cold cases — considered to be any unsolved homicide over a

Read more at: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article173352466.html

Silent Witness programs team up on pair of unsolved murder cases …

The Phoenix Silent Witness program has joined with Yavapai Silent Witness to help solve two cold-case murders, said Steve Skurja, Yavapai Silent Witness program director.

The first case which will be featured on Phoenix TV, radio and billboards is a 2003 double homicide.

Brandon Rumbaugh a 20-year-old Mesa Community College student, and Lisa Gurrieri, a 19-year-old secretary, were shot to death on Friday, Oct. 17, 2003.

The couple had been dating for a year, and on their anniversary, decided to go on an overnight trip to camp near Bumble Bee Road, where they went on their first date after meeting in a Valley nightclub.

They borrowed a 2000 white Ford F-150 pickup truck and were supposed to return the next day.

When they didn’t show up on Saturday, friends and family went to look for them.

Sunday, October 19, 2003, around 3:30 p.m., the searchers found them in the back of their truck, on

Read more at: https://www.dcourier.com/news/2017/sep/14/silent-witness-programs-team-pair-unsolved-murder-/

Silent Witness programs team up on pair of unsolved murder cases

The Phoenix Silent Witness program has joined with Yavapai Silent Witness to help solve two cold-case murders, said Steve Skurja, Yavapai Silent Witness program director.

The first case which will be featured on Phoenix TV, radio and billboards is a 2003 double homicide.

Brandon Rumbaugh a 20-year-old Mesa Community College student, and Lisa Gurrieri, a 19-year-old secretary, were shot to death on Friday, Oct. 17, 2003.

The couple had been dating for a year, and on their anniversary, decided to go on an overnight trip to camp near Bumble Bee Road, where they went on their first date after meeting in a Valley nightclub.

They borrowed a 2000 white Ford F-150 pickup truck and were supposed to return the next day.

When they didn’t show up on Saturday, friends and family went to look for them.

Sunday, October 19, 2003, around 3:30 p.m., the searchers found them in the back of their truck, on

Read more at: https://www.dcourier.com/news/2017/sep/14/silent-witness-programs-team-pair-unsolved-murder-/

NYPD Hopes New Technology Will Help Crack Unsolved Murder Cases

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD hopes a new, high-tech process will help solve old murders.

The process, called Phenotyping, uses a victim’s DNA to approximate his or her face — even if their body is found without a head.

The department is using the new technology for the first time in an effort to identify the victims in two unsolved homicides from 2005 and 2015.

“Still requires a lot of old fashioned gum shoe detective work,” Assistant Chief Patrick Conroy said Wednesday. “These are just leads that help us go in the direction we need to go.”

composite only with hair NYPD Hopes New Technology Will Help Crack Unsolved Murder Cases

(Credit: NYPD)

composite only no hair NYPD Hopes New Technology Will Help Crack Unsolved Murder CasesRead more at: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/09/06/nypd-phenotyping/

Nearly 35-Year-Old Unsolved Murder Cases Reopened – Dailyfly …

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