Friday, June 16, 2017

Congressmen and Senators Shot in Alexandria

Congressmen and Senators Shot in Alexandria


What started out as baseball practice ahead of the big charity event, a gunman opened fire on a number of politicians, shooting five. If it were not for the security team of Congressman Steven Scalise, this could have been a massacre. The question that everyone is asking, "Should we have security for our politicians?"

Monday, February 6, 2017

Chanel Lewis Arrested for the Rape and Murder of Karina Vetrano

Chanel Lewis Arrested for the Rape and Murder of Karina Vetrano

Joe Giacalone on CBS 2 New York
It was a heinous crime.

Karina Vetrano left her Howard Beach, Queens home on a late afternoon in early August 2016 for a jog. Surveillance video from a residential camera should her jogging through her quiet neighborhood. It was a path to the marsh that she took almost daily with her father. Unfortunately, this time was her last.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Karina Vetrano Case Solved

Howard Beach Jogger was Raped and Murdered

Reward Poster - photo by Joseph Giacalone
Karina Vetrano can rest easy now.

Karina's alleged killer, was brought in for questioning last night by members of the NYPD. A few hours later, he was under arrest. At the moment we don't know who the suspect is, but I'm sure that the media will be camped outside of the 106 Precinct in Howard Beach awaiting the "Perp Walk." That's when we will get the first glimpse of the attacker.

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators, 3rd Edition

The Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators, 3rd Edition

After months of rewriting and editing the 3rd Edition of my textbook, it has finally been published! I think it was easier to write the first edition then the third.

The 3rd Edition is a complete rewrite of the 2nd Edition with changes in the law, forensic science, with new images and questions added to the end of each chapter.

There are four (4) entirely new chapters added to the text:

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Cold Case Squad Blogspot is Back!

Joe Giacalone back at Cold Case Squad
Hi Everyone,

After trying different things like embedding the Cold Case Squad in my author site and other things, I have decided to decouple it. I believe the blog will work better as a stand alone. I never saw the same level of commenting, sharing and engagement when it was embedded within the website - it got lost. Maybe you have experienced similar issues with your blog, I'd like to hear about how you addressed it.

It's like starting over. Actually it is. I hope you give the blog another chance as I look to rebuild my audience. If anyone wants to guest blog, has ideas or suggestions, or case to highlight just shoot me an Email.

I look forward to speaking with you again,

Joe Giacalone

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Joe Giacalone on Investigation Discovery Channel

Joe Giacalone on Pandora's Box: Unleashing Evil

Unleashing Evil


Joe Giacalone was on the Investigation Discovery Channel Show, Pandora's Box: Unleashing Evil - Death Wish (Season 1, Episode #5)

In one of the most bizarre crimes you will ever hear of, Unleashing Evil keeps up with the Investigation Discovery Channel's tradition of keeping the audience guessing. Why on earth would anyone do this?

Here is the tease: A Park Ranger pulls over a truck, finds marijuana and a suspect flees into the desert.  During the manhunt, investigators find one of the most bizarre crime scenes that you will ever see. That's not all they find. As their investigation continues, they delve deeper into the rabbit hole.

If you want to catch the episode, head over to Investigation Discovery Channel's Go.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Joe Giacalone and Dr. Henry Lee

Joe Giacalone Dr. Henry Lee
Joe Giacalone and Dr. Henry C. Lee

I had a great opportunity to sit down with Dr. Henry C. Lee, the world's leading forensic scientist. We had a great conversation in preparing for my new project, called Crime Study Challenges (CSC) launching soon.