Who's Who in Cold Cases

Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by shadowangel, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. shadowangel

    shadowangel Black cats consider me unlucky.

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    I know there is a thread like this in most forums, I figured why not one here? A lot of us are almost family. Maybe a little background will help us all understand our individual viewpoints. (And if Richard is not an MIB, with the knowledge of what happened to Amelia Earhart, John F. Kennedy and what happens to that other sock in the dryer, I've been mistaken all this time!!)
    My name is Mark, I live in upstate NY. I've been married 15 years, with two boys, 14 and 3, who are absolutely the whole reason I exist. I spent almost ten years in the Army, including visits to Europe, Saudi Arabia, Honduras and Cuba. At present, I am the security director for a large hospital in northern NJ. Most days off find me hiking with the boys or just doing anything outside that includes the two of them.
     
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  3. Susan Shock

    Susan Shock New Member

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    :laugh: Not surprisingly, my name is Susan. I live in Mt. Pleasant Michigan, home of the Soaring Eagle Casino and Central Michigan University. I have a master's in history from said university and currently work at a small Mexican restaurant. When I'm not working, I'm writing mystery fiction (as yet unpublished) and researching the disappearance of Dorothy Arnold, or doing genealogical research. I've been married 18 years and have two cats, Night and Caramel. My favorite television shows are all the CSI Series and Law and Order CI.
     
  4. laini

    laini cemetery walker

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    Hi! I am known as just "laini" online. I live in the midwest, married to my husband x 10 yrs with two kids. I am a nurse. I read websleuths everyday. I got started by looking up BTK online last year, before we knew who he was, but when he came "back" and started leaving messages again. That lead me to this website somehow, and I have been hooked ever since. I enjoy reading everybody's opinions on these cases.
     
  5. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Hi, I came to webslueths by looking up a local murder victim online. A link led me to WS and I stayed. I am divorced with 2 kids. I am off on a disability, so I spend a lot of time here. I have always loved reading, and when I turned to true crime, well WS just fit right in. So I guess you could say that crime led me here, the people kept me here. I live alone, and so WS fits my reading hobby, my curiosity, and some of my socialization needs. I admire the way so many of you can take a victim and come up with so much information on them. I think of the people here, not so much as sleuths but as searchers. Searching for truth and justice for the victims. Keeping their names alive until justice can be found.
     
  6. smile22

    smile22 Live Laugh Love

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    hi im Alyssa or alie. im from central connecticut i work full time in retail and have a cat and a dog . im on leave from college i still dont know what i want to get into maybe crimnal justice but im not all to sure. in my spare time i like to write poetry i even wrote a few poems on some missing that were listed on ws. i found ws when that florida girl who was on the way home from a friends house never made it back and how they saw her go through the car wash and how this guy killed her. her story made me want to look up other missing children i started looking in my state and found the picture of janice pockett who tuched me. from the moment i saw her picture something was telling me i need to find out answers. further searching led me to ws where they were discusing sharon marshall and had mentioned janice had been tested against her. ever since then ive been hooked.
     
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    joellegirl New Member

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    I'm Lisa from Illinois, married stay at home mom to three children and a dog. As one can tell from my posts, very old cold cases, (more like frozen ones), interest me the most.
     
  8. Mr. E

    Mr. E New Member

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    I am very new here, although I have been interested in cold cases/unsolved mysteries since I was a child. Currently I work as a high school English teacher and a romance and children's book novelist. I am married to a college professor (for 15 years now) and have two children, ages 14 and 9. We also have 4 cats (the newest being just 6 weeks old and 3/4 of a pound), 2 dogs, numerous tropical fish, on hamster who died on October 29 but miraculously came back to live on October 30, and 2 fiddler crabs.
     
  9. Marilynilpa

    Marilynilpa New Member

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    My name is Marilyn. I'm originally from Texas, but now live in Pittsburgh, PA. I am a widow, and work as an intellectual property paralegal. I've always loved reading mysteries and solving puzzles, so cold cases are right up my alley.

    I've been lurking in Websleuths for quite a while, and only began posting about a month ago. Now I can't go a day without checking the cold case threads to see what is new!
     
  10. meggilyweggily

    meggilyweggily Member

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    My name is Meaghan. Sometimes I'll go into a flurry of WS postings then drop out of sight for months as is my habit. I run the Charley Project, a website dedicated to publicizing missing persons cases. I have some REALLY cold cases on there -- one from 1910 even.
     
  11. Yaya

    Yaya Esse Quam Videri

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    My name is Yaya. I'm a True Crime and Football Addict. I'm married and have a son and a daughter. I love horses, dogs, llamas and the Carolina Panthers!

    One other thing you need to know...[​IMG]
     
  12. Masterj

    Masterj Active Member

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    My name is J and I live in New York City. I work for a former U.S. Senator, prior to which I did sports marketing. I love to read, including true crime stories. My father was a police officer and introduced me to crime shows like Forensic Files, FBI Files, etc. I'm not really sure how I came to this sight, but I was hooked after reading about Sharon Marshall and Maura Murray.
     
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    docwho3 New Member

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    I am usually known on the internet by this user ID (docwho3.)
    I have a couple years of college courses in electronics under my belt
    and a year and a half of computer courses taken on a part time basis.
    The comp courses include repair & upgrade, networking, cabling, html web page design and a few programming courses and computer business apps. I have also worked part time at medical transcription and helped my wife study for her degree in office tech/medical option. I write a little poetry, and a fiction book (not yet published as I still need to submit it. - lol.) My internet search skills probably aren't as top notch as some I have seen on websleuths but I contribute where I can. My wife is recovering from AML (Accute Myelogenous Leukemia.) She had a bonemarrow transplant back in the end of May. Things are going well so far. I am staying home with her until she recovers.
    Websleuths is one of the ways I try to do something constructive with my free time while I am at home.
     
  14. curious_mom

    curious_mom Verified Insider

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    My name is Gail. I am married with 3 children. We live in a little country town in VA. We have a farm with cattle, a dog and 2 rabbits.

    I have a degree in Paralegal and about a year left on a Criminal Justice Degree.
    I came to WS while following the Taylor Behl case, and then found the cold case section while looking for info on a crime that happened near me, the Jennifer, Michael and Mary Short murders.

    I have been out of work for 2 yrs on disability. When I'm able, I come here to read, while at other times I'm doing what I can to find out more info on the Short case. I love true crime reading! The rest of my spare time is spent with my family who is very active in all sports programs at their schools.

    I have learned alot from all of you other websleuths here and hopefully will have something to contribute when my own schedule slows down a bit.
     
  15. Airys_01

    Airys_01 New Member

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    Hi, my friends call me Ria. I am a recent college graduate with a BA in Black Studies with an emphasis in law and legal justice, I will be attending law school next fall. I've have been interested in missing persons cases since my freshman year of high school and stumbled across WS earlier this year. My mission in life, through our legal system, is to make the world safer for all people but most importantly the women and young girls who fall prey to the sick individuals that live among us.
     
  16. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    It looks like there are several newer posters here, and I just wanted to say wecome. We all come with our previous life experiences and contribute and learn together. The more people involved, the more experience and ideas we get. So new posters are always welcome.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. annemc2

    annemc2 her name is Suzanne Marie Sevakis

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    Oooh, great idea, Shadow! I'm always so curious as to who is behind all of these brilliant and heartfelt posts in the cold cases section. I'm Anne, originally from Tx but now living in Oregon, where I'm currently working as personal assistant to my husband and 1 year old son. In my former life I worked in psychiatry as a nurse practitioner - one day I shall return, because I really do love and miss it! When not doing exciting tasks like laundry or vacuuming, I love to explore and hike the woods behind our house with our dog. I don't remember how I came to WS, but I spend waaay too much time here. I've been interested in unsolved crimes since I was a kid, repeatedly checking out a book about unsolved mysteries from the elementary school library. I really do appreciate all the work and thought that all fellow WSers put into this and other forums!
     
  18. scandi

    scandi New Member

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    Good Morning,

    I haven't ventured over to the Cold Case forum yet, but had to step up and say how nice it is to read about all of you interesting posters. I second Mysteriew's welcome to the newbies, and like I always say, you are all Web Sleuthers now! LOL YaYa

    One thing I like to do is approach an open case as though it were a cold case. Going back to the grunt basics and re-examining evidence, persons and information in the case. It was after the TV show Cold Case started that I realized how valuable a method this can be in putting 2 + 2 together to arrive at a probable assumption as to what really happened.

    Scandi
     
  19. shadowangel

    shadowangel Black cats consider me unlucky.

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    Thanks for stopping by, Scandi! When things get a little out of control farther up the board, you're always welcome to stop in and discuss things here!
     
  20. talelights

    talelights I dig teaspoon by teaspoon

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    I am retired, just finished building a new house, and am interested in storytelling and writing with a few articles published in major magazines to my credit. I come from a long line of LE and in another life I was a sheriff and ran an armored car service, but not at the same time. LOL.

    My interest, the Connie Smith case. A was ten-years-old girl who walked away from a summer camp in Connecticut, July 1952. So far, no reason why she left camp that day, it was but only a few days before she was to return home with her mother. As with many cold cases, this case takes twist and turns that no fiction writer could think up. The newest twist: Arizona unidentified remains, once compared to Connie Smith in 1962 but not conclusively proven, can not be located for new DNA testing. It highlights the need to uncover, record, list and test identified remains now entombed across the nation.

    With the Boulder Jane Doe case getting some attention and the popularity of Cold Case files on televisions, it is my hope that we can work to uncover information that will help identify and bring closure home to families still searching for loved ones.
     
  21. Susan Shock

    Susan Shock New Member

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    Just a question for Meaghan. Is the Charley Project named after little Charley Ross who was kidnapped in 1874 and never found? I just read about the case, which was mentioned in a news story I was reading from 1915. I was doing more research on Dorothy Arnold, and her disappearance was compared to that of Charley Ross. So I looked up Charley Ross. A very sad case. I was just curious.
     

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