Sunday, February 5, 2017

Post 3488 - Sunday


Another weekend over. Another work week awaits. Yay.

We spent a few hours Saturday morning and into the afternoon at the Nova Scotia Public Archives on University Avenue.

My goal was to find some information about some unsolved murders and missing persons. There was very little information online about these cases. I ended up finding information about two of those cases, out of six. That sounds like a bad score, but it was two more than I had going in. And I found a couple neat little historical things for upcoming Frank Magazine media columns. Those pieces are often hard to find.

I also stumbled on what may be another unsolved murder case, from early 1968. Woman found stabbed to death in her home. I found two articles yesterday but didn't have the time to keep looking for more articles, so I don't know if her murder was solved, or not. Something to investigate at a later date.

Anyway, the two cases I found out about. I found three articles about one case, and just one about the second one. But in each case, I found some crucial information. When all else fails, look for a person's obituary. You will get names of family members, spouses, and so on. That information can be used to search places like Facebook to find family members, some of whom may be interested in talking to you. Nobody taught me this. I had to figure this out on my own. Or, just maybe, I have read so much crime fiction in my life that some investigative tips rubbed off on me.

After we left the Archives, we drove to the Mumford Tim Horton's, to have coffee with Jordan Bonaparte, who runs the Night Time Podcast, which focuses a lot of time on true crime stuff. He wants to have me on as a guest in the next couple of months, to discuss a particular case I have investigated in Frank. I will fill you in with the details as they materialize.

We got home after that and watched some stuff on Netflix. We checked out episodes of Santa Clarita Diet, the new show with Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. I think it is a scream, but Patricia is giving it a pass, likely because of its subject matter. Drew becomes a zombie and must eat the flesh of human being to continue to exist in that state. I get how that show would not be for everybody.

Today has been about doing laundry and cleaning up for tomorrow and finding things to watch other than the Superbowl. We liked Lady Gaga on the half time show, but otherwise, football does nothing for me at all.

I think I will turn in. 5:30 comes very early.

See you tomorrow.


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