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Steven Stayner

Missing Boy Found Alive After 7 Years

Too often, the stories we hear about missing children end in tragedy. But once in a while, just once in a while, missing children turn up alive. That’s the outcome Jess Kimball is counting on ever since her son was kidnapped as an infant. As the author behind the Jess Kimball Thriller Series, I keep […]

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Etan Patz Missing Child

Update in the Case of Missing Child Etan Patz

With the new release of a couple Jess Kimball thrillers, the exciting short read Fatal Edge, and, more recently, a new novel Fatal Game, I’ve been thinking about a subject that pervades all of my Jess Kimball books — missing children. It’s a devastating topic, of course, but it’s what drives Jess Kimball. She won’t rest until she’s found […]

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Abducted at Birth… Alive and Well 18 Years Later

The search for missing children isn’t always hopeless. Jess Kimball, an investigative journalist for Taboo Magazine, is well aware of that. She’s been searching for her kidnapped son, Peter, for years now. She lives every day with the belief that hope is the best approach. The real-life mother of a baby girl named Kamiyah Mobley can […]

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Amy Brechtel Missing Poster

Missing in Wyoming: The Amy Bechtel Case

My next short read, a Jess Kimball thriller designed to draw you into this series, Fatal Edge, takes place in Wyoming, where my hard-working, relentless, fearless investigative journalist finds herself involved in the mystery of a missing woman. In Fatal Edge, without giving too much away, the missing woman has a boyfriend (a spoiled rich […]

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Writer

TRUE CRIME: Pokemon Go Leads To Arrest

My readers know that I’m dedicated to writing mystery/thrillers that are believable as well as exciting. My plots are always at least theoretically possible. This is one of the reasons I do so much research. The research serves to verify that my story makes logical sense in the real world. Whenever I start to wonder whether […]

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Cold Case Victim

How a Vacuum Solved a Utah Cold Case

I’ve done a lot of research on the topic of DNA as a mystery and thriller writer, and because of my background as an attorney. Just when you think you know everything a writer needs to know about DNA, you find another fascinating morsel. Let me preface by saying that DNA can be unreliable. In my […]

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David Camm

True Crime: Sweatshirt DNA Releases Father of Family Murders

As a mystery and thriller writer, my books require extensive research on DNA. DNA is so packed with data that it’s no surprise DNA has been the key to solving countless mysteries. But DNA isn’t always the whole story, is it? And you know I’m interested in justice, because of my background as a lawyer, and as a human […]

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Jennifer Kesse

10 Years Later, Orlando’s Jennifer Kesse Still Missing

Writing about both central Florida and the DNA’s role in solving crimes this week, I was reminded of Jennifer Kesse, a well-known missing person’s case out of Orlando that I’ve blogged about before. This January (2016) marked the 10-year anniversary of 24-year-old Kesse’s disappearance. Are you familiar with the case? Her family works hard to keep […]

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