Specializing in the Evaluation and Analysis of Unresolved Deaths and Missing Persons Cases

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During the period 1980-2008 the United States has accumulated nearly 185,000 unresolved murders. Based on the number of homicides and clearance rates for murders 2009-2012 this figure is either closer to, or well over 200,000. As of 2004 the United States also had approximately 14,000 unidentified sets of human remains, many of which could be homicides, further increasing our total number of unresolved cases. In October 2010 we published our book "Cold Cases: An Evaluation Model with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators" through CRC Press. This book provides an evidence based model for evaluating cold cases and then outlines follow-up strategies for the investigators.

In 2006, approximately 836,131 persons were listed as missing, many of which were runaways who were not the victim of violence or a criminal act. However, families and loved ones of both missing persons and homicide victims are left with little or no answers as to what happened and why while law enforcement, inspite of their valiant efforts, are no closer to resolving the situation.

Our firm has the background and knowledge to help you through all this by providing specialized expertise that will assist you and the investigative agencies involved.

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Whether your just curious about us, have a situation you need to talk about or need assistance with an investigation, please feel free to contact us. We will respond to all inquiries.


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Cold Case InvestigationsDeath Investigations
By, James M. Adcock, PhD and Arthur S. Chancellor

Cold Cases: Evaluation Models with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators (Advances in Police Theory and Practice).  Written by Dr. Adcock and Dr. Stein; Second Edition September 2014