University professor, wife killed in Nebraska *Arrest Made*

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  1. Pensfan

    Pensfan Former Member

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    I can’t find that Dr. Michael Belenky (now listed as a suspect in the other two murders associated with Creighton's Pathology Dept.) is still licensed in Alberta. Can anyone else? He didn’t maintain a license in Nebraska or Pennsylvania where he has previously practiced, but that’s not odd because he didn’t live there and licensing fees are hundreds of dollars. Not having a license currently in Alberta is odd. He last practiced in Calgary in 2011, so what happened to his license? Did it expire immediately after he was booted from his last job and he moved to another area requiring a different license? Was his license terminated in Calgary? Where is Michael Belenky now?
     


  2. marycarney

    marycarney Inactive

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    BBM: Where did you find that? I must have missed it.
     
  3. Pensfan

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    It was stated in an article. I'll go through the history on my computer and find it.
     
  4. Pensfan

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    Every Internet article I reread from 2011 stated that detectives had not officially named Belenky as a suspect. Somewhere I read a more recent article which stated that Belenky was one of only 10 people that were questioned and possibly linked to Thomas Hunter's and Ms. Sherman's murder.
     
  5. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I can find is that he was not considered a suspect or a person of interest in the murder of Thomas Hunter. He was interviewed in that case, but obviously police gotten nowhere.

    "Omaha homicide detectives interviewed Belenky about two years ago in Calgary. Omaha police said Belenky is one of at least 10 people they have looked at in connection with the stabbing deaths."

    http://www.omaha.com/article/20110202/NEWS97/702029911
     
  6. meanmaryjean

    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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    I'm intrigued by the 'olive skinned' description of the possible perp in the Hunter case. Anyone have a picture of this Belenky fellow?
     
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    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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    NM - I found one with the Calgary article - he is most definitely NOT 'olive skinned'.
     
  8. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    He is not olive skinned, that's for sure. He is a white russian guy.
     
  9. Pensfan

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    Eyewitness memory is known to be fallible. We describe 3 experiments that aim to establish baseline performance for recognition of unfamiliar faces. In Experiment 1, viewers were shown live actors or photos (targets), and then immediately presented with arrays of 10 faces (test items). Asked whether the target was present among the test items, and if so to identify the person, participants showed poor performance levels (roughly 70% accurate). Furthermore, there was no difference between immediate memory for a live person and photograph. In Experiment 2, the same targets and test items were presented simultaneously, and participants were asked to perform a matching task. Again, performance was poor (roughly 68% accurate), with no difference between matching photos and live people. In the final experiment, viewers were asked to match a live person to a single photograph. Even under these conditions, performance was poor (c. 85%), with no advantage over matching 2 photographs. We suggest that problems of eyewitness identification may involve difficulties in initial encoding of unfamiliar faces, in addition to problems of memory for an event. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    http://psycnet.apa.org/?&fa=main.doiLanding&doi=10.1037/a0013464

    Eyewitness misidentification is the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions nationwide, playing a role in nearly 75% of convictions overturned through DNA testing.
    http://www.innocenceproject.org/understand/Eyewitness-Misidentification.php
     
  11. meanmaryjean

    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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    Hmmmm.........
     
  12. Pensfan

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    Calgary police must have believed Belenky could become homicidal for some reason. They posted sheriffs at the Belenky's last employer 24/7, warned staff not to talk with him, discussed office and home safety plans with the pathologists with whom Belenky worked, and posted Belenky's photo at buildings with a "if you see him, immediately call this #.


    http://www.calgarysun.com/news/alberta/2011/04/09/17931326.html
     
  13. Pensfan

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    http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/138984264.html



    http://www.kmtv.com/news/local/207819821.html

    Did Dr. Brumback inspect the pathology lab/diagnoses where Dr. Belenky worked in Calgary? Was Dr. Brumback a consultant or prepared to be an expert witness against Dr. Belenky in Belenky’s upcoming malpractice trial?
     
  14. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    Regarding witnessing describing an "olive-skinned" man.
    Eyewitnesses are not always reliable.
    And suspect could have used a disguise.
     
  15. Pensfan

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    This is an interesting post including the statement from LE that LE has international sources working on this case.
    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9471129&postcount=559"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - NE - Omaha Double Murder #3[/ame]
     
  16. Pensfan

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    The upcoming malpractice lawsuit against Belenky (and others) is related to a tragic mistake he made regarding a traumatic head injury (child neurology). The deceased Dr. Brumback is a national expert in child neurology and has been a paid expert witness in the past.

    http://medicalmisdiagnosisresearch....ary-pathologist-sued-by-dead-toddlers-family/

    I wonder if this other medical examiner was Dr. Brumback or if Dr. Brumback provided expert testimony for the family suing Belenky for malpractice.
     
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    If the slayings are linked, it would be quite unusual for someone to commit related killings five years apart, said McCrary, the former FBI profiler who now lives near Washington, D.C. But it can happen, he said, particularly if there's a precipitating event that rekindles an old grudge.

    Police pursued hundreds of leads and at least 10 suspects in their investigation.
    http://www.omaha.com/article/20130526/NEWS/705269901/1685
     
  18. Snick1946

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    It seems no matter how much you shuffle the deck, MB keeps coming out on top, doesn't it? I have to wonder if the reference to LE searching 'around the world' didn't suggest they have him in their sights?
     
  19. Pensfan

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    After looking everywhere in Canada for Michael Belenky, I checked the physician and surgeon license verification site in Alaska and found this.
    http://www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/OccSearch/Detail.cfm?board=MED&LicType=S&LicNum=6529
    He now has a license in Alaska until Dec. 31, 2014, but lists his address as Vancouver, BC.

    Yes, this is the same Belenky.
    http://www.prolicenses.com/licenses...temporary-permit-to-practice-medicine/2828672
    This is an expired license application from when he lived in Pittsburgh for his Forensic Pathology Fellowship. He must have decided not to take a job in Alaska and took the position in Calgary instead at this time.
     
  20. meanmaryjean

    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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    Interesting....
     

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