Solving Cases with Technology

Long gone are the days of a detective pounding the pavement and wearing out shoes to solve a case. Though good old-fashioned leg work is useful, more investigations, especially into missing persons cases are leveraging technology, like the satellite imaging request from the family of Stephanie Hollingsworth in furtherance of their efforts.Let’s get into the details or modern technology in investigation. And we’ll begin with a caveat, individual jurisdictions have different laws regulating these kinds of tools. While a city like London in the UK has an abundance of closed caption television monitoring street corners, other cities may use traffic cameras and some might not. Some of the things I talk about won’t be available to detectives where you live.

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Missing Dallas Businessman: What Happened to Alan White?

This case begins in the city of Dallas, Texas on the morning of October 22, 2020. 55-year-old James Alan White, who is better known as Alan White, gets up early in the morning to drive over to LA Fitness to get a workout in before work. Alan is an executive at KPMG International, but he works from home. He had a conference call scheduled for 7:30am that he had planned to take from home later that morning. When Alan doesn’t come home from the gym, his husband Rusty Jenkins immediately knows that something is wrong.

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Terminally ill man makes cold-call confession to 1995 murder, Alabama police say: ‘He was ready to meet his maker and wanted to make everything right’

Via www.nydailynews.com A terminally ill Alabama man cold called a Decatur detective Wednesday “wanting to confess” to a decades-old cold case murder, police said.Hours later, Trinity resident Johnny Dwight Whited, 53, was taken into custody for the fatal shooting of Christopher Alvin Dailey on April 26, 1995.“The call came into…

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Police Search for Missing Woman From Burlington, Mass.

Via www.nbcboston.com Burlington Police Police are asking the public to help find a missing woman from Burlington, Massachusetts.Authorities say 62-year-old Teresa Osborne was last seen around noon Friday near her home in town.Osborne is described as being a white woman who is about 5'8 with a thin build and brown…

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Clovis police searching for missing 30-year-old woman

Via abc30.com Authorities say Rachel Delacruz, 30, was last seen on Thursday walking in the area of Villa, and Shaw Avenues around 1 am. FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Clovis police are asking for the public's help finding a missing at-risk woman.Authorities say Rachel Delacruz, 30, was last seen on Thursday…

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