Oh sigh, we have looked at all these tips so many times . . . there’s nothing there . . . . REALLY?!!!
In Cold Case Homicides, author Richard L. Walton explains that his “experiences and those of most cold case investigators . . . suggest that a cold case review should being at the start of the case. In other words, at the beginning. Whether it begins with the initial missing person’s report, the finding of a body, or a report of shots fired, start at the earliest time and date of related events. the reasoning behind this is that the cold case investigator can see the investigation as it unfolded, as the events occurred, and how the pieces began to fall into place. In doing so, you may see windows that need to be closed. . . . At the outset, place a fresh page with a photograph of your victim at the start of the file. This is the person you now represent, the victim for whom you may be the last chance for what passes for justice in our society.”
Cold Case Homicides, p. 66.
If this stuff still exists. the blanket in particular, it seems almost like a treasure trove of evidence in view of DNA possibilities. Which of course LE could not have dreamed of at the time.
Why an Alaskan Husky? Was there a particular suspect who owned an Alaskan Husky?
They wanted them chasing misc. hairs so they could chase hares!
Great question! What I am confused about is Chris Busch had a white Welsh Terrier. Whoever this suspect is that is in the Mark Stebbins report, well it would be interesting to know why they were cleared as a “suspect” (if that is what happened).
I really am truly shocked at the multitude of varying physical evidence mentioned in these reports. After decades of being told “the bodies were washed clean” etc. Van dog hairs, blankets, hairs that don’t match victims, paint…a damn treasure trove.
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