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David Lohr

Credibility Of Zimmerman Witness Questioned | David Lohr | Posted 07.02.2013 | Crime

Medical Examiner Valerie Rao was called to the stand by prosecutors in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial Tuesday. Rao, who did not ex...

Lost and Found for Humans

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

As much as I love traditional genealogy, I also enjoy playing at the fringes to discover new applications for our research skills, and that's how I fi...

Gone Without A Case: Suspicious Elder Deaths Rarely Investigated | Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty

Nothing, it seemed, was unusual about Joseph Shepter's death. A retired U.S. government scientist, Shepter spent his final two years dwelling in a ...

Radley Balko

Private Crime Labs Could Prevent Errors, Analyst Bias: Report | Radley Balko | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

The Detroit Free Press made an astonishing discovery last month. The city's former crime lab had been abandoned. As the paper reported, "Thousands of ...

Make Helping Unclaimed Persons Your 2011 Genealogy Resolution

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

As you make your 2011 genealogical resolutions, please consider adding Unclaimed Persons to the list. The 2012 you will be glad you did.

Unclaimed Persons: Please Tell Someone

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

The first piece I wrote for The Huffington Post was about unclaimed persons, one of those quiet epidemics that somehow slips beneath the radar. As I ...

Girl, 6, Commits Suicide: Medical Examiner Stands By Report On Samantha Kuberski, Police Disagree

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The death of a 6-year-old Oregon girl sent to her room after exchanging cross words with her mother has been classified as a suicide by a state medica...