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Unsolved crimes

follow the trail of the world's most notorious cold cases

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This edition was published in by Reader's Digest Association in Pleasantville, N.Y.

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In 1990 two men wearing police uniforms took over the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. They stole works by Degas, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Manet and got away with the biggest art heist in history. In 1997 Christopher Wallace, the influential rapper known as Notorious B.I.G., was gunned down in Los Angeles. His killer remains free. And these cases are just two among many.

When a major crime is committed, investigators search for recent "hot" clues to track down the culprit. But what happens when the trail turns cold? Many unsolved criminal cases are closed and left dormant for years. On top of that, recent DNA advances and new forensic technologies are overturning guilty verdicts and creating more unsolved cases. Unsolved Crimes presents the victims, the details of the investigation, and the suspects in each case, and "Lingering Doubts" sidebars ask unanswered questions and let you assess the situation.

Included are sections such as:

Murder: High-school student Natalee Holloway; California's Zodiac Killer; the Black Dahlia; Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane
Political Assassinations: Communist defector Alexander Litvinenko; investigative Russian journalist Anna Politkovskava; Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme; Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto
Kidnapping: British child Madeleine McCann; Minneapolis socialite Virginia Piper: Moroccan leader Mehdi Ben Barka
Robbery: Airplane hijacker D. B. Cooper: the heist of the Irish "Crown Jewels"
White Collar Crime: Tainted Chinese toothpaste; the Vatican Bank Scandal

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follow the trail of the world's most notorious cold cases

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In 1990 two men wearing police uniforms took over the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. They stole works by Degas, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Manet and got away with the biggest art heist in history. In 1997 Christopher Wallace, the influential rapper known as Notorious B.I.G., was gunned down in Los Angeles. His killer remains free. And these cases are just two among many.

When a major crime is committed, investigators search for recent "hot" clues to track down the culprit. But what happens when the trail turns cold? Many unsolved criminal cases are closed and left dormant for years. On top of that, recent DNA advances and new forensic technologies are overturning guilty verdicts and creating more unsolved cases. Unsolved Crimes presents the victims, the details of the investigation, and the suspects in each case, and "Lingering Doubts" sidebars ask unanswered questions and let you assess the situation.

Included are sections such as:

Murder: High-school student Natalee Holloway; California's Zodiac Killer; the Black Dahlia; Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane
Political Assassinations: Communist defector Alexander Litvinenko; investigative Russian journalist Anna Politkovskava; Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme; Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto
Kidnapping: British child Madeleine McCann; Minneapolis socialite Virginia Piper: Moroccan leader Mehdi Ben Barka
Robbery: Airplane hijacker D. B. Cooper: the heist of the Irish "Crown Jewels"
White Collar Crime: Tainted Chinese toothpaste; the Vatican Bank Scandal

Unsolved crimes

follow the trail of the world's most notorious cold cases

This edition was published in by Reader's Digest Association in Pleasantville, N.Y.


Edition Notes

Genre
Case studies

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
364.1
Library of Congress
HV6515 .W75 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24080375M
Internet Archive
unsolvedcrimesfo0000wrig
ISBN 13
9781606521823
LC Control Number
2010004936
OCLC/WorldCat
537641111

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