Again, a visit to my “murder book” on the Stacy Burns murder–
From a Granite State News article: February 2, 2011:
“In the Burns case, we have evidence, but not enough to make an arrest and that is what the state police are continuing to build on.”
So, over seven years ago, they had “evidence” but not enough to build on.
My question, asked in the utmost innocence- Are you still building on that evidence, or have you in all reality given up investigating this case and sitting back waiting for “someone to crack?”?
Have a good day!
When will the Stacey Burns murder reach a final tipping point?
On Saturday, we officially launched my new book, The Final Tipping Point. As I was once again perusing my murder book with material I’ve gathered on the Stacey Burns case, I thought about the central theme of the book and its relationship to that case.
Most human beings come to times in their lives when crucial decisions are made, sending them in certain directions. This happens to characters in the book. Call them whatever you might–watershed moments, turning points, or maybe tipping points. I’m wondering when a crucial… Continue reading
Just wondering if the new crime will result in an 85 % chance of conviction . . .
However, we all know that 85 % is not good enough odds to bring forth the case, correct?
This will be brief: I know nothing about the incident in Wolfeboro.
I am praying that it is not another case of “Come to New Hampshire where you can get away with murder.”
To whomever is affected, my sincere condolences. . .
Looking forward to learning more details .. . (should we ever learn them?)
Several people expressed interest in the historical perspective presented by revisiting past emails, blog posts, and other materials contained in my “murder book” about the Stacey Burns murder. I’ll share some of them in the interest of trying to make some sense of the timeline for the investigation. I will not refer to anyone by name.
From an email dated July 27, 2010 after visits and interviews by the producers of the 20/20 show in Wolfeboro: “Learned a few things…they found sixty different DNA samples in Stacey’s house.” Another specific detail gleaned from the 20/20 team was shared in this… Continue reading
All of my southern Arizona friends (and anyone else) are invited to a wine/light appetizers open house to celebrate the official publication of The Final Tipping Point, the fourth novel in the Detective Parker Havenot series.
The date is Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 1-4 P.M. at our residence at 1077 S. Paseo del Prado, Continental Vistas, Green Valley, Arizona.
Please stop by to say hello and have a beverage and snack. RSVP is not necessary.
Parking is an issue in our development so please pay attention to the parking signs and park on one side of… Continue reading
In preparation for a possible conversation with a television reporter (which hasn’t happened yet but may fairly soon), I spent an hour or so leafing through what I call my personal “murder book,” a term used widely by real detectives. It is a compilation of every scrap of paper generated by my research into the Stacey Burns murder. It includes interview notes and transcriptions, hard copies of e-mails, contact documentations, permission to use information forms, and newspaper clippings and articles. It is about two inches thick with hundreds of pages of material.
I’m beginning to think that since the police… Continue reading
I will confess to finding it hard to come up with a new way to say this but here it goes and let the (cliché) chips fall where they may.
Two murders, committed about twelve miles apart (across the big lake) almost ten years ago remain unsolved. Bobbie Miller and Stacey Burns lay in their graves while their killers are free. These are “small town” killings.
Criticize my posts all you want, but what is going on? The New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit cannot come up with enough evidence to arrest someone for either crime after all these… Continue reading
As I contemplate why only one person has responded to my request for knowledge of people interviewed during the tenth year of the Stacey Burns murder investigation, I began thinking about the “tips’ about the murder that have come my way as a result of my blog and my visits to New Hampshire.
I’ve been told, and I understand the concept, that police are under no obligation to inform someone who submits a tip or possibly relevant information of the results of the investigation of that tip. So, with that in mind, I still think I’m allowed to wonder about… Continue reading
I’ m wondering about this as it becomes more prevalent. I call it the “but what about?” syndrome.
The syndrome kicks in when someone is accused of anything, from a serious crime to hurling a simple verbal insult. No sooner is the perpetrator called for the infraction, whatever it is, that he or she responds with a “but what about” and names some other person who allegedly committed the same or similar infractions in the past to excuse their behavior.
This is not a political post, although politics contains much of the “but what about” syndrome. It is a simple… Continue reading