Category Archives: Crime Scene Investigation

Taos’ unsolved mystery

An inscription by Waters in his book about Manby, ‘To Posses the Land,” to longtime friend Alan Kishbaugh reads: “Alan — This one is laid on the dark shadow side of the sacred mountain — Best — Frank Waters.”

On July 3, 1929, the bloated, fly- and maggot-infested, headless corpse of 70-year-old Arthur Rochford Manby (allegedly the body of Manby, that is) was discovered by two lawmen on a cot in his 19-room Taos Spanish hacienda. His disfigured head was on the floor in an adjoining bedroom. The only potential witnesses were two dogs in the house; one was his German police dog, Lobo. The potential suspects, however, were nearly countless.

For decades, any mention of Manby’s death was said to bring bad luck. I’ll take my chances.

The short, round, self-proclaimed entrepreneur from Britain, you see – who often wore English-style riding pants, a floppy-brimmed hat and

Read more at: http://www.taosnews.com/stories/taos-unsolved-mystery,43193

At least one killed in crash on Harding Place – WSMV Channel 4

Just after 3:30 p.m. on the second day of deliberation in the murder trial accusing Zach Adams of Holly Bobo’s murder, the jury reentered the courtroom to ask Judge Creed McGinley a question regarding the case.  This is the second question jurors have stopped deliberation to ask. The first was on Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. Unlike the first question, where the judge wrote a note and sent it back to them in their chamber, he brought them into the courtroom. He explained that t…

Read more at: http://www.wsmv.com/story/36434846/at-least-one-killed-in-crash-on-harding-place

At least one killed in crash on Harding Place

Just after 3:30 p.m. on the second day of deliberation in the murder trial accusing Zach Adams of Holly Bobo’s murder, the jury reentered the courtroom to ask Judge Creed McGinley a question regarding the case.  This is the second question jurors have stopped deliberation to ask. The first was on Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. Unlike the first question, where the judge wrote a note and sent it back to them in their chamber, he brought them into the courtroom. He explained that t…

Read more at: http://www.wsmv.com/story/36434846/at-least-one-killed-in-crash-on-harding-place

10 Reasons to Hate UNLV

10. cHUMLEE

Hate the Rebels because everyone’s favorite degenerate pawn broker loves everything there is about the UNLV Rebels. 

I think Pawn Stars is some of the worst television out there and it’s highlighted by giving this butterball the outlet and exposure that’s resulted in him having a a net worth of $5 million.

When he’s not trying to severely undercut customers like the rest of the shop does, being a general liability or getting pinched for meth possession and unregistered firearms, Chumlee loves to sit court-side and watch UNLV play basketball. By himself. No one else goes to UNLV games.

9. GUY FIERI

Disclaimer: I don’t hate Guy Fieri.

This isn’t about him. I will watch any Guy Fieri cooking show out there. 

I hate UNLV because they know this man better than we all do. He’s a native son of Columbus and was born at Riverside Hospital, though the Ferry family moved to California almost immediately after.

Read more at: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2017/09/85408/10-reasons-to-hate-unlv

Escape rooms slated at WVU Tech – Beckley Register

The student-run Forensic Investigation Association and Psychology Club at WVU Tech will host two escape rooms in the Crime Scene House on campus Oct. 5-8. 

WVU Tech staff said two themed escape scenarios have been designed. The first, a take on “Alice in Wonderland,” will task escapees with finding White Rabbit’s pocket watch in time for tea with the Mad Hatter. 

The second escape room, Crime Scene Investigation: Beckley, will challenge visitors to solve a string of grisly crimes before the case goes cold. 

The rooms cost $20 per visitor and will run on the following schedule: 

Thursday, Oct. 5: 5 to 9 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 6: 5 to 9 p.m. 

Saturday, Oct. 7: noon to 9 p.m. 

Sunday, Oct. 8: 2 to 6 p.m. 

Staff members said each room will give a maximum of 10 visitors 50 minutes to escape, and the clubs will offer prizes for escapees who complete certain challenges during the escape rooms. 

Proceeds will

Read more at: http://www.register-herald.com/news/escape-rooms-slated-at-wvu-tech/article_58d1566a-e9ce-546c-8792-3155530b964b.html

6 reasons the Catoctin Mountains can be creepy | WUSA9.com

In the wake of the indictment this week of six alleged MS-13 members for the murder of a man found buried in a shallow grave in the Catoctin Mountains near Frederick, we looked at the sinister side of history there.

Read more at: http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/frederick-county/6-reasons-the-catoctin-mountains-can-be-creepy/477665590

6 reasons the Catoctin Mountains can be creepy

In the wake of the indictment this week of six alleged MS-13 members for the murder of a man found buried in a shallow grave in the Catoctin Mountains near Frederick, we looked at the sinister side of history there.

Read more at: http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/frederick-county/6-reasons-the-catoctin-mountains-can-be-creepy/477665590

How spectrometers can aid crime scene investigations

Science and technology play a major role in the current criminal justice system. From crime scene to investigation to trial, police departments use an array of technology-based scientific processes for evidence collection and handling.

Today’s juries, brought up on a TV diet of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Law Order,” expect to see detailed forensic evidence presented during a trial. While forensic technologies have traditionally been expensive and something few law enforcement agencies could include in annual budgets, the good news is that access to forensic tools such as spectrometry technology is improving.

Identifying unknown substances

On a daily basis, police agencies encounter unknown substances that require quick and accurate identification. (Photo/NIJ)
On a daily basis, police agencies encounter unknown substances that require quick and accurate identification. (Photo/NIJ)

On a daily basis, police agencies encounter unknown substances that require quick and accurate identification. Current identification methods

Read more at: https://www.policeone.com/police-products/crime-scene-investigation/articles/421505006-How-spectrometers-can-aid-crime-scene-investigations/

UPDATE: Charges authorized in murder case

TRAVERSE CITY — A local man will be charged with murder after authorities said he killed his neighbor.

Dallas David Walker, 23, of Traverse City, is set to be arraigned on an open murder charge after his father told Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s deputies his son killed a man who lived across the street. Undersheriff Nate Alger said deputies found Christopher Allan Kleehammer, 48, dead inside his mobile home Wednesday.

A preliminary investigation — that continued Thursday — showed Walker visited Kleehammer’s home on David Place sometime after 2 a.m. on Sept. 20. Walker “made comments” to his father that led him to check on Kleehammer. Walker’s father called 911 when he realized Kleehammer was dead, authorities said.

Kleehammer had “obvious signs of blunt force trauma to the head,” according to a release from the sheriff’s department. Authorities noted his body was transported to Kalamazoo for an autopsy to determine the cause and

Read more at: http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/update-charges-authorized-in-murder-case/article_db9498c2-7931-5b2a-80e5-a27a7a3f1254.html