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The Cold, Odd Case of Robert Durst

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Robert Durst  ( http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/16/durst-hbo-murder-hearing/24837005/ ) is the reason that I developed an interest in cold crime cases. The frustrating, twisted story of his life journey actually reads like a novel with the bad guy always getting away with it. Death follows this guy but he seems to be made of Teflon, nothing sticks. His story starts years ago, in the 1980s. In 1982 his wife, Kathy, disappeared. Durst was strongly suspected but never charged, and I don’t believe Kathy’s body was ever found. The story continues on, full of innuendo …

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Cases Gone Cold

Cases Gone Cold

Cold case investigations fascinate me. Though I never worked these types of investigations when I was an officer, I’ve often imagined that the toughest ones would be the cases where the victim simply disappears and there is no body and no evidence as to what may have happened. It’s difficult for cops and agonizing, I bet, for the victim’s loved ones. Case in point is a one that has been in the news lately, that of Etan Patz. He’s the New York boy who disappeared without a trace 33 years …

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