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In These States, Missing Persons Cases Are Piling Up

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Have you ever wondered which states have the most missing people? Huffington Post provided data on that topic as the result of a study. Here we’ll highlight the 15 states with the dubious distinction of having most open missing persons cases per 100,000 people.

1. Alaska

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  • More than 10 missing persons per 100,000 people
  • A runner vanished into thin air during the Mount Marathon race in 2012.

 Maybe it’s because the state of Alaska holds such a vast amount of wilderness, but it has a rate of missing persons almost twice the national average. The state also holds the record of the highest percentage of missing people who are never found. There is even a section of the state Read more at: https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/in-these-states-missing-persons-cases-are-piling-up.html/?a=viewall

How Many Serial Killers are in the United States? One Scientist Believes It Could Be Thousands

A new report from The New Yorker estimates that 2,000 serial killers are currently at large in the United States. According to archivist and researcher Thomas Hargrove, tracking the habits and status of serial killers comes down to data analysis, which he’s been carrying out independently for years.

Hargrove is a part of the Murder Accountability Project (MAP), a non-profit that aggregates data on homicides and feeds it into Hargrove’s algorithm, which he sometimes refers to as a serial killer detector. Serial murder, according to the FBI’s official definition, is the “unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events.” A pause in between murders is sometimes referred to as a “cooling off period”.

 

In 2016, Vox published analysis of similar data from Dr.

Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/serial-killers-united-states-how-many-718232

Several states searching out flawed FBI hair, fiber cases; Wisconsin …

A joint project by the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, the New York-based Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is re-examining FBI analysts’ testimony and findings in thousands of cases involving microscopic hair analysis. The FBI has acknowledged most of its analysts overstated the reliability of the technique more than 90 percent of the time. This is what hair looks like under a microscope.

Read more at: http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/several-states-searching-out-flawed-fbi-hair-fiber-cases-wisconsin/article_ef4d5081-89af-5141-be0c-9f5459499072.html

Several states searching out flawed FBI hair, fiber cases; Wisconsin is not

A joint project by the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, the New York-based Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is re-examining FBI analysts’ testimony and findings in thousands of cases involving microscopic hair analysis. The FBI has acknowledged most of its analysts overstated the reliability of the technique more than 90 percent of the time. This is what hair looks like under a microscope.

Read more at: http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/several-states-searching-out-flawed-fbi-hair-fiber-cases-wisconsin/article_ef4d5081-89af-5141-be0c-9f5459499072.html