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Indianapolis police are getting help with homicides — from outside experts

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police command staff have asked outside experts to help with the growing number of unsolved homicide cases, a problem that has nagged Indianapolis and other major cities in recent years.

A full assessment of how the department investigates and responds to homicides is planned. Every step — dispatching an initial call, collecting DNA, talking to eyewitnesses and more — will be up for review. 

“We have some numbers that are disappointing to us,” said Chris Bailey, IMPD’s deputy chief of investigations. “The only way to get better is to recognize that you don’t have all the answers.” 

Those disappointing numbers have been

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Discovery of remains, police belief of serial killer at work has experts musing

TORONTO — The recent discovery of dismembered skeletal remains in backyard planters and a Toronto police allegation that a serial killer is responsible for the gruesome crimes have prompted at least one homicide expert to suggest the perpetrator is likely a psychopath.

Criminologist and former police officer Michael Arntfield said the revelations suggest the victims’ bodies were moved and hidden. It’s a relatively rare tactic “strongly co-related with offenders who are in the psychopathic spectrum,” he said, as opposed to those suffering from a mental health issue or acting spontaneously out of anger or under the influence of a narcotic.

“These are people who have fantasized about this for some time, who put considerable mental and physical energy into scouting and identifying locations, preparing for any contingency,” says Arntfield, who is also a professor at Western University in London, Ont.

“The degree of planning and execution with respect to the M.O. (modus operandi) and disposal methodology suggests an offender who’s been at this for some time, and through a

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Experts say every second counts in missing children cases

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Every minute counts when it comes to searching for a missing child.

In 2016, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety says Amber Alerts were issued for 10 children in our state. Luckily, all of those children were found.

Experts say those types of success stories are thanks to the hard work, quick thinking, and collaboration between authorities and citizens.

According to ECU’s criminal justice chair, Dr. William Bloss, after 72 hours of searching, it is less likely authorities will find a missing child safe.

Bloss explains the Amber Alert system helps recover children quicker because the alerts create a collaboration between the public and authorities, where citizens can be on the lookout and give officials valuable information.

He also says that it is pretty standard for FBI agents to help in these investigations because authorities know they need

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Experts reveal Making a Murderer killer Steven Avery will ‘die in prison’

“At first glance, it looks like it has merit, but it’s nonsense,” he says, noting that at least SIX people (including Steven Avery) had access to that shared computer.

“Which of those people used or viewed those images? It would be impossible to come up with that information,” he concludes.

New forensic testing has also been put forward, questioning the amount of DNA the crime lab alleges Avery left on Teresa’s SUV. Kathleen Zellner claims to have conducted an experiment that disproves this, although Ken remains unconvinced. “Did [Kathleen’s] experiment replicate the conditions at the time? I doubt it,” he says.

For all the latest details on the Steven Avery case, pick up the latest issue of OK, on sale now!

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Experts say Steven Avery will die in prison | Now To Love

“At first glance, it looks like it has merit, but it’s nonsense,” he says, noting that at least SIX people (including Steven Avery) had access to that shared computer.

“Which of those people used or viewed those images? It would be impossible to come up with that information,” he concludes.

New forensic testing has also been put forward, questioning the amount of DNA the crime lab alleges Avery left on Teresa’s SUV. Kathleen Zellner claims to have conducted an experiment that disproves this, although Ken remains unconvinced. “Did [Kathleen’s] experiment replicate the conditions at the time? I doubt it,” he says.

For all the latest details on the Steven Avery case, pick up the latest issue of OK, on sale now!

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Heitkamp, national experts talk human trafficking at UND

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. center, speaks at a panel discussion on sex trafficking at the UND Law School Friday. Staca Shehan of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is at left and Tom Brusegaard of the office Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is at right.

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. center, speaks at a panel discussion on sex trafficking at the UND Law School Friday. Staca Shehan of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is at left and Tom Brusegaard of the office Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is at right.

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Heitkamp, national experts talk human trafficking at UND

The panel, moderated by former National Center for Missing and Exploited Children President John Clark, gave law students and members of the public an idea of the scope of child trafficking and offered potential solutions.

“I think it is critically important that this not just be a social worker’s problem, a cop’s problem, a legislator’s problem, that this be all of our problem because these are all of our kids,” Heitkamp said.

“Child sex trafficking is a missing child issue,” said Staca Shehan, executive director of the NCMEC’s case analysis division.

Runaways, homeless youth and LGBTQ children are much more likely to be trafficked, Shehan said. About 86 percent of sex trafficking victims had run from the custody of social services.

North Dakota has had about 113 children reported to the NCMEC in the last three years, Shehan said, more than 100 of whom were runaway children.

The average age of a trafficking victim is

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Heitkamp, national experts talk human trafficking at UND …

The panel, moderated by former National Center for Missing and Exploited Children President John Clark, gave law students and members of the public an idea of the scope of child trafficking and offered potential solutions.

“I think it is critically important that this not just be a social worker’s problem, a cop’s problem, a legislator’s problem, that this be all of our problem because these are all of our kids,” Heitkamp said.

“Child sex trafficking is a missing child issue,” said Staca Shehan, executive director of the NCMEC’s case analysis division.

Runaways, homeless youth and LGBTQ children are much more likely to be trafficked, Shehan said. About 86 percent of sex trafficking victims had run from the custody of social services.

North Dakota has had about 113 children reported to the NCMEC in the last three years, Shehan said, more than 100 of whom were runaway children.

The average age of a trafficking victim is

Read more at: http://www.jamestownsun.com/news/4347021-heitkamp-national-experts-talk-human-trafficking-und

Heitkamp, national experts talk human trafficking at UND

The panel, moderated by former National Center for Missing and Exploited Children President John Clark, gave law students and members of the public an idea of the scope of child trafficking and offered potential solutions.

“I think it is critically important that this not just be a social worker’s problem, a cop’s problem, a legislator’s problem, that this be all of our problem because these are all of our kids,” Heitkamp said.

“Child sex trafficking is a missing child issue,” said Staca Shehan, executive director of the NCMEC’s case analysis division.

Runaways, homeless youth and LGBTQ children are much more likely to be trafficked, Shehan said. About 86 percent of sex trafficking victims had run from the custody of social services.

North Dakota has had about 113 children reported to the NCMEC in the last three years, Shehan said, more than 100 of whom were runaway children.

The average age of a trafficking victim is

Read more at: http://www.jamestownsun.com/news/4347021-heitkamp-national-experts-talk-human-trafficking-und