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Lisa Cohen

Entries by Lisa Cohen

A Plea for Somer's Family, and Some Shared Humanity

(2) Comments | Posted October 23, 2009 | 11:43 AM

This morning murdered seven year old Somer Thompson's mother spoke out on the morning shows with remarkable composure.

These are such horrible stories, made worse by the inevitable media onslaught. The press is so important at a time like...

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Jaycee Dugard's Family: Left Behind

(4) Comments | Posted October 15, 2009 | 6:36 PM


Jaycee Dugard's smiling adult face is everywhere this week. I've been thinking a lot about her story anyway, because of the similarities to the Etan Patz case, which I've spent the last five years living and breathing for the first-ever book written...

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The Mystery of Steven Damman

(13) Comments | Posted June 25, 2009 | 5:02 PM

The DNA tests proved it. Fifty-three year old John Barnes is not long lost toddler Stephen Damman, missing since 1955 after his mother briefly left him outside a Long Island bakery, something she has now lived to regret for over 50 years. As much as I'm sorry that the Dammans...

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