Stories, survivor, true crime

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, 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

missing, Stories, true crime

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

Stories, true crime, Unsolved Murder

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

missing, Stories, true crime

The Disappearance of Asha Degree

Disclaimer about my non-professional investigative skills As parents, we often feel a strange false sense of security once the day is coming to a close and the kids are tucked in bed. We feel safe knowing the kids alright and the house is locked up tight. You have an awkward comfort in knowing everything will… Continue reading The Disappearance of Asha Degree

Stories, suspicious death, true crime

The Suspicious Death of Danielle “Gabby” Akers

Disclaimer  W. H. Auden said, “Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures so that society must take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness.” In a remote spot in the middle of nowhere Indiana, stands a cross with purple flowers, a  balloon, and messages… Continue reading The Suspicious Death of Danielle “Gabby” Akers

missing, Stories, true crime

The Disappearance of Zebb Quinn

Disclaimer ‘Evil is unspectacular, and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our table.'” - The poet, W. H. Auden Missing persons cases aren't hard to find, a simple google search can send you down more rabbit holes than one might think possible. It's always given me chills when I see phrases like "vanished… Continue reading The Disappearance of Zebb Quinn

Stories, true crime, wrongful conviction

Julius – Part Two

DISCLAIMER Part Two Julius, a nineteen-year-old from Oklahoma, was about to face a herculean type endeavor to prove his innocence. Bob Macy was the Oklahoma County District Attorney at the time, and he was considered one of the five deadliest prosecutors in the U.S. He had sent over 54 people to death row. The growing… Continue reading Julius – Part Two