Carnival of the True Crime Blogs LVIII


Welcome to the 58 th edition of the Carnival of the True Crime Blogs.

First up this week we have MyLifeOfCrime. She is discussing the murder of a popular University student Denita Smith. And she has the details of the arrest that has been made in the case.

Lost in Lima Ohio is discussing the trial of Robert Fontanez Jr, arrested in a case of retaliation against the neighbor who is alleged to have abused his daughter and discussing the similarities and differences between that case and the case of Jonathon Edington, who has been accused of a similar crime.

Next up we have Slabtown Chronicle. He is reflecting on the murder statistics for Portland, Oregon in 2006. Also included in the discussion are the number domestic violence murders. He is is including information on the case of Claudia Rhone who was murdered by her husband in May and the review that will be occurring on the murder. It seems that this case will be part of review that Oregon has legislated to study domestic violence and effect any changes in domestic violence case handling that may be needed to prevent future murders. He also has more information on Susan Kuhnhausen and Marissa Manwarren, both also domestic crimes.

Then we also have a new blogger interview at The True Crime Blogroll. This time we caught the Daddy of them all. Click on over for an interview with Trench.

We have a new participant this week. Though he has been on the blogroll this will be the first time that Missing and Abducted has submitted a post to the Carnival. He has the description and information on a missing mother, Sherry Wolfgang. This case is still being investigated, but it seems that her husband may be facing some charges over the arson of her car. Time will tell how that relates to her disappearance.

Hot On The Trail (HOTT) also handles the missing. And she is currently reviewing some new Ohio legislation called the Jonathon’s Law. It makes changes in the guidelines for when law enforcement is required to submit missing persons reports to the National Databases. She has more information about the law and the case that brought it about. This important not only for Ohio, but may make you want to consider checking out how missing persons are handled in your state. She is also discussing the need for DNA testing for human remains which are located but never identified. This was brought about by the mother of a young domestic violence victim Carrie Culberson. Debbie Culberson has gone to the US House of Representives Judicial committee to request a change in the law and require the DNA of unidentified remains to be submitted to the national databases. She could use the support of everyone. These are important issues that deal with issues that crime leaves behind. So stop over and check it out, maybe you can find a way the help out or advocate for changes in your state.

And Harding at T.O Crime has more information on the serial murder case of Robert Pickton- better known as the Pig Farmer. I have been following this case since 2002, and it still hasn’t gone to trial. Harding has information on why, and why the case has been delayed yet again.

And from a blog not on the blogroll, we have Chrisdolley who is blogging a riveting story of identity theft. What makes it so riveting is that it is personal. Chrisdolley describes the story like this: a true story of our first eight months in France which culminated in my identity being stolen, life savings seized and, abandoned by the police forces of four countries, having to solve the case myself. Which I did – in the most surreal investigation ever.

Just to inject a personal note here. With Oregon reviewing their domestic violence cases, if they follow through with some effective legislation I just may have to name them as my favorite state.

And please find your opportunities to Commit a Random Act of Kindness each and every day.



  1. Harding said,

    January 10, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    Excellent Work Home!

    It looks like my submission did not come through. I sent it through the Blog Carnival submission form, which had been sent up to send directly to you. There must have been a glitch somewhere.

    No worries though. By the way, there’s a graphic on the Blog Group site if you want it.


  2. jd chandler said,

    January 10, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    nice job. we’ll see what actually comes out of these domestic fatality reviews though. still too early to tell.

  3. Jules said,

    January 10, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    Fine work, HSH, thanks!

  4. January 10, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you all.
    JD, I truly hope they are able to make some headway on the problems. Though it will take some hard work and an honest system that is committed to correcting the problems to make it work. And they need to begin with the understanding that it is not a ‘couple’s problem’ it is a community problem.

  5. Chris Dolley said,

    January 11, 2007 at 8:54 am

    Looks like my submission didn’t come through either. I too submitted via the Blog Carnival submission form.

    Do you think someone’s holding the missing submissions hostage:) Has anyone received a ransom note?

    Chris ‘When you’ve had your identity stolen and life savings seized, you’re allowed to be paranoid’ Dolley

  6. January 11, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    We did have a bit of a problem with the carnival submission form this time so I added your post.

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