Identifying Princess Doe: 30 Years After She Was Murdered, Advances In Technology May Help Identify Her & The Killer

In the back of a small roadside cemetery under the arms of a giant maple tree in rural New Jersey she stands, her back toward the steep ravine, the sound of running water below and birds calling back and forth above. Her skirt rustles in the breeze on this warm and sunny summer day. Her … Continue reading Identifying Princess Doe: 30 Years After She Was Murdered, Advances In Technology May Help Identify Her & The Killer

Girls Disappearing: Behind the Headlines of the Long Island Serial Killer Case

I don’t normally start my Fridays sweating it out, literally and figuratively, on New York City Department of Corrections’ private property, but I was working on a story about Long Island’s unidentified murder victims—men and women whose bodies had been found in suitcases, in plastic bags, cut in pieces and strewn about LI for years and, in some cases, decades. Many were prostitutes and likely never reported missing at all, like the woman Nassau detectives call “Peaches,” whose mutilated torso, with a peach tattoo on her left breast, was stuffed in a green Rubber Maid container found by a father and son hiking in Hempstead Lake State Park in the summer of 1997;

Long Island’s Other Serial Killer: Linking the Gilgo and Manorville Homicides

Halsey Manor Road stretches north and south, cutting straight through the western edge of Long Island’s Central Pine Barrens—more than 100,000 acres of protected wilderness running through the cozy hamlet of Manorville. There are a handful of houses, some farmhouses, others palatial three-story colonials carved out in tiny pockets along the road, with backyards stretching … Continue reading Long Island’s Other Serial Killer: Linking the Gilgo and Manorville Homicides

GMOs in Food: Genetically Modified Food and Our Kids

She calls it Franken-food, genocide. Strawberries grown from seeds injected with DNA from arctic flounder fish to make them frost resistant. Seeds pumped with suicide genes that yield an infertile harvest so corporations can profit from a patent placed on the plant’s genetic code. Rice injected with traits that make it more nutritious so those … Continue reading GMOs in Food: Genetically Modified Food and Our Kids

Gilgo Victims’ Families: Shannan Gilbert Murdered

Family members of two murdered women found near Gilgo Beach last December held on to each other as Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer announced that human remains, most likely those of missing New Jersey woman Shannan Gilbert, were found Tuesday morning, exactly one year to the day the bodies of Megan Waterman, Maureen Brainard-Barnes … Continue reading Gilgo Victims’ Families: Shannan Gilbert Murdered