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Cold Case: Herbert Rice raped and strangled Eve Wilkowitz in 1980, as proven by DNA; He died in 1991 — Bonnie’s Blog of Crime

Eve Wilkowitz Find-A-Grave: Eve Helene Wilkowitz Cold Case Murder on Long Island Solved After 42-Year Mystery Detectives crack cold case more than four decades old on Long Island thanks to new DNA tech Cold case solved: DNA match helps police identify attacker who killed Eve Wilkowitz in 1980 DNA Solves 42-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of […]

Cold Case: Herbert Rice raped and strangled Eve Wilkowitz in 1980, as proven by DNA; He died in 1991 — Bonnie’s Blog of Crime

Professor Turi King has written a new book about DNA….

Interesting and amazing!


Professor Turi King

“….Transworld has landed a ‘myth-busting’ book about DNA by Professor Turi King, best known for her work identifying Richard III from the remains discovered under a Leicester city car park….”

If publishers are snapping up this book, titled DNA: Why Genetics Matters, (thankyou a commenter below for finding the title) which is due out from Doubleday in spring 2024, as eagerly as this, then it’s because they’re certain it will sell well. Which it will, because Professor King’s work on showing that the remains in Leicester are indeed those of Richard III, have brought her to a worldwide stage far greater than might otherwise have been the case. Not that I an belittling Professor King’s work, far from it. She was instrumental in proving the people of the Looking for Richard project were right in their certainty that Richard lay in the remains of

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Police: DNA IDed in search for girl missing since 2004 — Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police investigators used advanced DNA sequencing techniques to identify a sample found as part of their investigation into the 2004 disappearance of a 17-year-old girl in the town of Montgomery, police said. But investigators say identifying the source of the DNA found near the abandoned car of Brianna Maitland…

Police: DNA IDed in search for girl missing since 2004 — Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

Cold Case: Ralph Williams charged with the murder of Carla Lowe in 1983, due to new technology

When I’m President 9-16-2021

I don’t plan on running for president anytime soon.  However, if I did, and was elected, things would be a whole lot different around here.  This post is not meant to get into anything political AT ALL, rather, it’s a way for me to blow off a little steam regarding a bunch of things people say WAY TOO MUCH that drive me crazy.  As there are approximately eight gazillion things that bother me, I will share a partial list, say, every Thursday.

I watch a lot of murder shows on television. It just is an interest of mine. I enjoy them all. Mysteries, cold cases, investigations, etc. That said, they are LOADED with catchphrases that drive me nuts! Here are the biggest culprits.

Everybody knows everybody, as in, “It’s such as small town where everybody knows everybody.”  I live in a small town.  I don’t even know the guy who lives across the street, let alone everyone else in town.

Everyone loved her.  This is a phrase commonly used to talk about a murder victim, as in, “I don’t know who could do something like this to her.  Everyone loved her.”  Um, somebody clearly didn’t.

This sort of thing just doesn’t happen here.  Um, it just did!

Red flags, alarm bells, bells and whistles.

Smoking gun, as in, “Police have some evidence, but they don’t have the smoking gun.”  Probably because the perpetrator threw it into the cold river bottom.

Canvasing, as in, “Police are canvasing the area.”  Sounds to me like something Picasso would do.

Hit the Pavement, as in, “Detectives hit the pavement trying to find clues.”  This seems to me like a waste of time.

Also, for the love of God, if you’re going to commit a crime as serious as murder, do yourself a Huuuuuuuuge favor:

  1. Leave your damn cell phone at home.  Don’t bring it to the scene of the crime.  I don’t know how many of these shows I’ve watched, the perpetrator was caught because his phone pinged off the cell tower next door to the house where the crime was committed.
  2. Do not attempt to cash in on the life insurance money less than eight hours from the second the victim stopped breathing.  Detectives pick up on this extremely quick.  If possible, you may want to wait 30 days or so, you know, so you can give off some impression that you were grieving your loss.
  3. Do not have your trash picked up on the street.  Instead, take the time and effort to drive your trash across at least two state lines to discard.  DNA, people.  DNA.