https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np8a4FoGE20 [20/20 broadcast]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz8mBob9aPs ["Trace Evidence"]
ALSO, because of the heavy suspicion usually directed toward Karena Rosario, I'll leave a permanent link to this longish "Defense" of Karena that has been offered by a reader:
Friday, September 6, 2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Nothing new, but feel like entering a quick update:
1) There have been several new podcasts focused on Faith's death in the last few months. I haven't been linking to them since they are basically recapitulations that don't add anything new to the several other podcasts I already link to on this blog. I do make mention of them now though just to show that this case, rather than fading, seems to be gaining greater interest in the public eye. I've honestly been surprised at how many different people have now covered it, though part of that is simply the proliferation of unsolved-crime podcasts. There is a wide audience for this genre of podcast, and even if I don't link to them all I'm always happy to see Faith's case kept in front of more eyes and ears!
2) I've said that I hope genetic genealogy will solve this case, and even stated somewhere way back that I thought it would be solved by March of this year. Obviously, that time has come and gone. At the time I made the prediction I believe Parabon NanoLabs may have been working on ~200 or more cases. One factor I failed to take into consideration, is that with every success (and they've had MANY), and increased publicity, more police departments would seek them out to assist on more cases, including very old unsolved cases. I have no idea how many cases have been handed to Parabon by now but it could be closer to 1000, and it takes awhile to sufficiently train additional researchers to conduct this relatively new form of investigation. The bulk of their solutions (though not all) continue to be quite old 10 - 40 year-old crimes, so it's hard to know where a case like Faith's may fall in their priorities -- I still hope it is solved before the 7th anniversary date in September, but just a hope. When these cases do break, they tend to break abruptly, with no public forewarning of the news to come, just suddenly an arrest.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
ADDENDUM: another 20-yr-old unsolved case, right up the road from Chapel Hill in Mebane, NC., was recently closed using genetic genealogy when a 10-yr.-old victim was finally identified:
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
“We continue to believe that someone knows more about this case than they have been willing to tell us. We’re pleading to that person or people to come forward so we can provide closure to Faith’s family, friends, and the Chapel Hill community.”
Friday, August 24, 2018
With school newly open and the 6th anniversary of Faith’s brutal death approaching within weeks, Chapel Hill police will be out in force conducting speed traps, checking for underage drinking, citing jaywalkers, monitoring protests, patrolling sport events… but will they have anything new to say, any consoling information for Faith's family, ANYthing new at all concerning Faith’s death? ANYTHING?
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
ADDENDUM: No doubt there will be more articles coming along, and there is now this one from Atlantic Magazine saying the "floodgates" may soon open to solving crimes with genetic technology:
Monday, May 7, 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018
We’re all tired of hearing it, but unless some major flaw is found in the DNA analysis done, this case needs a (perhaps NON-Black, NON-Caucasian) male DNA match above all else (possibly from an eventual CODIS hit); ALL the circumstantial speculation about other matters will not get us to an endpoint, and is open to multiple interpretations. We're all operating heavily on gut instincts and intuitions which can be misleading.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
A little catching up....
Folks may want to view the emotional address that Faith's sister, Rolanda Hedgepeth, gave during National Crime Victims' Rights Week earlier in April:
The newest investigation of the case though was offered up by Investigation/Discovery's new "Breaking Homicide" series with a 90+ minute episode here:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
...I'll also note that Tom Gasparoli has a new post up HERE but it's mostly same ol' same ol' stuff partly in podcast form. He promises to post a second half to the podcast on Dec. 15, so check back (to his site) then as well.