Stories, suspicious death, true crime, Unsolved Murder

The Death of Karen Silkwood

"The humanities teach us the value, even for business, of criticism and dissent. When there's a culture of going along to get along, where whistleblowers are discouraged, bad things happen and businesses implode." ~ Martha C. Nussbaum Karen Silkwood was born in Texas in 1946, and it was obvious at a young age she was… Continue reading The Death of Karen Silkwood

missing, Stories, true crime

The Vanishing of the Fort Worth Three

H.P. Lovecraft once said, "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is the fear of the unknown". Three families in Fort Worth, Texas have been haunted by the unknown every day for almost 45 years. December 23rd, 1974, Rachel Trlica was a 17-year-old newlywed of… Continue reading The Vanishing of the Fort Worth Three

Stories, true crime, Unsolved Murder

The Murder of Debbie Sue Carter

Disclaimer about my non-professional research skills When a crime is so heinous, so awful, so brutal, we want a villain. We need a person to blame so we feel safe again, knowing it can't happen to us. Sometimes we get blinded by that need and attach it to the first scapegoat we come across. It… Continue reading The Murder of Debbie Sue Carter

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Survivor : Jennifer Holliday

Disclaimer about my non-professional investigative skills In the early morning hours of May 29th, 2005 in an East Texas town, a woman named Jennifer Holliday survived a brutal attack and demonstrated an indomitable will to survive. Her bravery, quick thinking, and sheer will is a perfect example of the lengths the human spirit will go… Continue reading Survivor : Jennifer Holliday

Stories, suspicious death, true crime

The Suspicious Death of Max Chamberlin

Disclaimer about my non-professional investigative skills October 1st, 2017 media outlets were flooded with news of a shooting that occurred at a Las Vegas music festival. A mass shooting at an outdoor festival in the middle of the Las Vegas strip, that killed 58 people, reminded us we aren't safe anywhere. For days, the nation… Continue reading The Suspicious Death of Max Chamberlin

Stories, true crime, wrongful conviction

A Question of Reasonable Doubt and KC Grondin

Disclaimer about my non-professional investigative skills Crime has a ripple effect that far exceeds the primary victim. The arms of consequence reach out and surround the families and loved ones of all parties involved. In some cases, justice is clear, precise, certain, and complete. The assailant is behind bars, the facts are clear, and the… Continue reading A Question of Reasonable Doubt and KC Grondin

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The Disappearance Of Kyron Horman

Disclaimer about my non-professional investigative skills Portland, Oregon, the idyllic city nestled between the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and, fun fact for me, home to The World's Largest Bookstore. Portland is also home to Skyline Elementary School, a small school located a quick twenty-minute drive from the busy downtown epicenter. In 2010, the security at… Continue reading The Disappearance Of Kyron Horman

Stories, true crime, wrongful conviction

Julius Jones Update

Disclaimer about my non-professional investigative skills If you missed Julius's story, catch up here before reading. Part One and Part Two The type of DNA profiling used for the bandanna was STR analysis. STR stands for short tandem repeat. This is looking for the short tandem repeats that make up the backbone of the DNA strand. These small… Continue reading Julius Jones Update

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The Murder of Amber Tuccaro

Disclaimer about my non-professional investigative skills When you think of Canada, your brain probably starts an internal slideshow of images like the beautiful scenery, hockey, maple syrup, insanely nice people, and William Shatner. Unfortunately, Canada is also home to a sinister 450 mile long stretch of highway dubbed the “Highway of Tears”, in honor of… Continue reading The Murder of Amber Tuccaro

Stories, true crime, Unsolved Murder

The Murder of Mackenzie Cowell

Disclaimer about my non-professional investigative skills "The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we’re in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.” – Paul Auster When something horrific happens, we want… Continue reading The Murder of Mackenzie Cowell