The triple homicide of a mother and her two adult sons in their Pensacola, Florida home was a ritualistic slaughter inspired by “witchcraft,” according to authorities. Such killing patterns are often overlooked in investigations, Dawn Perlmutter, a ritualistic murder expert, told Forensic Magazine.
The fragment of a plane wing found last week on an isolated Indian Ocean island was today confirmed as a piece of the lost Malaysian Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago.
Narcotic use, gender, nicotine habits, and exposure to explosive chemicals can be discovered in minute traces on fingerprints, according to the developer of a new law-enforcement technology.
John Walsh gave a moving keynote speech Monday morning to a packed crowd at the Memorial Auditorium, during the centennial conference of the International Association of Identification (IAI). He highlighted his successes capturing dangerous criminals and bringing them to justice.
Jack the Ripper, the first serial killer to terrorize a modern city, gruesomely killed five prostitutes in the East End of London. After little more than two months of mayhem in 1888, the killer apparently vanished. The mystery remains, despite a drumbeat of new theories and bestselling books. The latest theory claims that the fifth and final victim was killed by someone else.
According to a letter written by General Gates to General Burgoyne, the American Indian scouts attacked other villagers in the area then grabbed Sara. But a conflicting version of events recorded that Jane was accidentally shot by American soldiers.
New research at the famed “Body Farm” of the University of Tennessee is yielding a newly discovered pathway to estimate time of death: a kind of ecosystem that grows within the dead body itself.
Theories about the final resting place of James Riddle Hoffa hatched dozens of conspiracy theories as prolific and extraordinary as the man himself. But after 40 long years, investigators believe the mystery is now almost unsolvable.
It is hard to ignore the overlap of data security and the various forms of digital investigation. And as digital forensic investigators and incident responders join cybersecurity professionals in the investigation of cyber incidents, all involved need to realize that what they do will have legal ramifications.
This viral video from two inner city police officers is using social media to shape public opinion.
Debris that washed up on an isolated island in the Indian Ocean could be the first trace of vanished flight MH370, which completely disappeared some 16 months ago, touching off one of the biggest forensic investigations in history.
Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs was measured and precise chatting about her life as a New York Times best-selling author, but when she talked about forensic science, Dr. Reichs was like an open book.
The trails of two suspected serial killers are being investigated by authorities: an Oregon man who was shot and killed by an escort after he tried to attack her in West Virginia; and another killer who dismembered two women related by marriage in Upstate New York.
A team of Smithsonian scientists say they have pieced together the tantalizing clues of four of America’s first leaders – and identified them through a years-long investigation.
DNA from an unknown male was found on the victim's body, but an exact cause and manner of death remains undetermined – it’s still unclear exactly how Danette Webb, 53, died last summer in New Mexico.