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Missing kids. Mass searches. Good news.

Too often, the stories we hear about missing children end in tragedy. But sometimes missing children turn up alive. That’s the outcome Jess Kimball is counting on because her son was kidnapped as an infant. As the author behind the Jess Kimball Thriller Series, I keep myself informed and motivated by the cases of children […]

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New Technology Could Help Solve Kidnappings

Did you hear about the new technological development in fingerprints? This one specifically involves infants. Fingerprints are extremely helpful for solving crimes, and that’s often the reason I research and write about them — both in my books and here on my blog. For example, in my novel Due Justice, investigators dust a doorknob for fingerprints […]

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My Friend Has No Fingerprints?!?

“Sorry, ma’am. You have no fingerprints.” So my friend went to apply for TSA (Transportation Security Administration) pre-check status, and she told me about something strange that happened. The agent working there informed her that she doesn’t have fingerprints on one hand. ?!?!???? He said she probably washes her hands too much. ?!?!???? That was […]

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The Fingerprint Beneath Your Fingerprint

Fingerprints are far from foolproof. When it comes to evidence, when it comes to self-locking and unlocking devices, when it comes to having prints taken for official purposes… and everything else fingerprints are used for in this day and age, a dirty or fake fingerprint can throw off the whole process. But there’s a kind […]

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Revealing Fingerprints

109 years ago today, for the first time ever, fingerprint evidence was used in a high-profile murder case. A pair of shopkeepers in London — Thomas and Ann Farrow — were found beaten to death. Scotland Yard detected the motive to be robbery. By examining the Farrows’ cash box, they were able to pick out […]

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Monday Mystery Mob™ Solution

The Monday Mystery Mob™ reached the following conclusions. Do you agree? #1 Death After Dinner: The study of twins in science is evolving and far from settled. Although fertility treatments produce frequent twins in today’s world, identical twins (called monozygotic, meaning two embryos developed from a single fertilized egg) remain statistically rare. They occur only once […]

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