In 1935, seven-year-old Richard Streicher was murdered. It is one of Washtenaw County’s oldest cold cases.
Jeanette Kirby was murdered in a Michigan park in 1986. She was found naked, her clothes had been methodically cut from her body. Her hands had been secured behind her back by Flex-Cufs brand zip ties, the same brand used by police. The case went cold until 1990 when David Draheim tried to abduct aContinue reading “Continuing the Conversation: Forensic Files Michigan Case Solved”
Tina Cabanaw had a 16-year-old daughter when she disappeared from the Detroit area in 1999. That same year a Jane Doe was found in a field in Indiana. Due to DNA analysis police in 2018 police were able to find distant relatives to the Jane Doe. Cold calling those relatives, police were able to linkContinue reading “Continuing the Conversation: Tina Cabanaw, Former Jane Doe”
Darla McKenzie was a teenager and the mother of a small baby when she went missing in 1975, from Detroit Michigan. For over forty years, Darla’s daughter and mother looked for her. Recently, using DNA, investigators were able to match DNA from Darla’s family to a Jane Doe found in Farmington Hills during the summerContinue reading “Continuing the Conversation: Darla McKenzie”
In Helsinki, Finland, in 2008 a mosquito helped crack a case. A car had been stolen and when it was found, the police scoured it for clues. One officer found a dead mosquito that had drawn someone’s blood before death. Extracting DNA from the mosquito, they were able to find the thief in one ofContinue reading “A Mosquito Help Apprehend A Criminal”