on Vidocq & Members
Vidocq Society founders attended annual RSA conference
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CRIME magazine article "The Boy in the Box: America's Unknown Child"
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Philadelphia Daily News
Reported on the suspicious
death of a Rowan University coed in January 1998. There is a possibility that The Vidocq Society or
selected members with specific forensic expertise could be consulted in
featured the Vidocq Society's May
1998 presentation in this story about the unsolved 1984 robbery-murder
of Roy Rogers Restaurant night manager Terry Brooks.
Bucks County Courier
discussed the Scott Dunn murder
case and The Vidocq Society's role in helping to solve the crime and prosecute
the killers. The article was written by veteran reporter George
featured the Vidocq Society's presentation on the "Princess
Doe" Case in its four-part series on the baffling death of the still-not-identified
young woman whose body was found in a Blairstown, New Jersey, cemetery.
Philadelphia's NBC Television Network affiliate featured the Vidocq Society,
world-renowned profiler Robert K. Ressler, V.S.M., and Ressler's profile
of the JonBenet Ramsey ransom note at the Vidocq Society's January
1998 meeting. The television news report also centered on the
"Princess Doe" case. The Vidocq report was then featured in the
NBC 10 website and Vidocq Commissioner William Fleisher was invited to
an online chat session with anchor Tracy Davidson.
in an April 1998 article, featured
Donald Weinberg, V.S.M. in a front page story that called him a "Philadelphia
English professor turned super sleuth.
Far Northeast Times
The past 41 years have done little to mute the memories and profound sadness
surrounding a case which began when the small boy's body first was discovered
in Philadelphia's Fox Chase section. Philadelphia Police have never
abandoned their investigation and almost everyone who lived in the Philadelphia
area in the 50s recalls the sad story of the unidentified dead child,
dubbed "The Boy in The Box." This Far Northeast Times article appeared
in March 1998.
in a July 1998 article about
a new self-help organization called Families of Murder Victims,
mentioned the Vidocq Society and Vidocq Chairman of the Board Frank Friel,
Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine
in a extensive article by Barbara Whitaker, discussed The Vidocq Society
in November 1997. Vidocq's role in solving the Dunn and Wilson murder
cases are covered as well as V.S.M.s Frank Bender, Richard Walter and
Bill Fleisher. This article had been online but is now no longer
available from phillynews.com.
Boulder, Colorado, Daily Camera
received a news tip that The Vidocq Society's January
1998 meeting would feature famed international profiler and FBI Behavioral
Science Unit founder Robert K. Ressler, V.S.M. presenting the Jon Benet
Ramsey ransom note. Television and print reporters developing feature
stories on The Vidocq Society were not allowed to hear Ressler's presentation
or the vigorous question-and-answer session that followed.
New York Times
featured the Vidocq Society on the Metro front page in December
1997. Ron Smothers' feature article was based upon the case
presentation of the unsolved 1982 murder of a yet-to-be-identified woman
who was given the name "Princess Doe" by authorities. Several photographs
appeared along with a sidebar summarizing The Vidocq Society's work on
three cases: the Scott Dunn murder, the Deborah Lynn Wilson murder, and
Vidocq's efforts in helping to dismiss charges in a 1991 Little Rock,
Arkansas murder case.
Times of Trenton
Lisa Coryell's front-page
story centered on the
first-degree-murder conviction of a Texas woman for killing
the son of a Yardley, Pennsylvania man. Scott Dunn disappeared from
his apartment one day in 1991 and was never found. Jim Dunn, the
victim's father, learned about Vidocq from a CBS Television Network 48
Hours program and contacted The Society. After years of investigation,
led by Richard Walter, V.S.M., and forensic assessment from Scotland Yard,
the victim's former girlfriend was convicted of murder and given a 20-year
prison sentence. Trial for the remaining defendant was pending.
(He later was convicted of murder but, inexplicably, given a probationary
featured The Vidocq Society, and V.S.M.s Frank Bender, Richard Walter
and William L. Fleisher in October 1997. The article, Mysteries.
When a murder case goes cold, Frank Bender and the ace sleuths at the
Vidocq Society get the call, by Sabrina Rubin, was not available from
the magazine's website.
of Virginia Weslyan University, a college-based organization similar to
Vidocq for criminology students, featured the Vidocq Society in a Spring
1997 Journal article. This article is no longer available
Philadelphia's highest-rated talk station, has featured Vidocq Society
members and officials over the past few years. Most recently,
Vidocq Commissioner William L. Fleisher, V.S.M., and Nathan Gordon, V.S.M.
were guests in a two-hour Frank Rizzo
program in which the Vidocq duo discussed cold cases and polygraph examinations.