Here’s a recent podcast I did with the Domino Effect of Murder podcast.
In 1974, little Siobhan McGuinness, just five-years-old, went missing near an off-ramp to Interstate 90 in Missoula Montana. A few days later, her body, raped and stabbed to death was found.
The anguish for the family of this beautiful child went on for decades.
Detectives, with the assistance of the FBI, recently used Forensic Genealogy to solve her murder. Arkansas resident Richard William Davis, who died before he could be brought to justice, was identified as her killer. Detectives determined that at the time he drove a car that matched the description witnesses had provided. It’s believed he was just passing through Missoula when he spotted Siobhan.
Though they will never see justice done in this case, Siobhan’s surviving family at least now know what happened.
You can read accounts of the case here.
I recently sat down with Goulish Tendencies Podcast to discuss Seattle’s Forgotten Serial Killer.
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Here’s a recent conversation I had with my friends at Scene of the Crime Podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixln082Gd4Y&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0LQGeuWn6mADwTedzWcyAnneZ-TxNjaLMDSkFge5nq7lWGOUs3UJEhMXU
The Sunday Seattle Times did a feature on my book, “Seattle’s Forgotten Serial Killer, Gary Gene Grant.”
I’m presenting this weekend to a group of Forensic Scientists in India and other international members. It should be interesting.
I took part in the in The Scene of the Crime podcast about Ted Bundy and murders that may not have been attributed to him. Check it out.
I’m humbled to find my first book “Homicide: The View from Inside the Yellow Tape” listed as one of the best true crime books by True Crime Guide.
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Regardless of your feelings about this case, it exposes what has long been a problem I have with how the FBI investigates. They cannot, per policy, record interviews. There is no excuse for that in the twenty-first century.
During interviews agents are trying desperately to write down what is being said. To do that, you can’t effectively interact with the person you’re interviewing. You can’t look for “tells” or little reactions that may let you know you’re being lied to. Also, something that seems unimportant at the time of the interview, (and not noted by the agent) can become very important later as new facts are uncovered.
This came into the play in the Pulse nightclub mass-shooting in Florida when they interviewed the suspect’s wife. She was clearly was involved in the planning and execution of the incident. The agents testified to what she said, but the jury acquitted because they had no recording.
The FBI needs to remove this counter-productive policy.
I took part in this episode about a man who murdered his wife, wrapped her in plastic and duct tape, buried her in the crawlspace of his house and then went to work. When he got home, he reported her missing. He planned to put up fliers for her using the same duct tape he wrapped her in . Also available on Fox Nation.