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Silvia Pettem

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I'm a longtime historical researcher, newspaper columnist, and author of more than a dozen books. After decades of work for individuals, businesses, and governments, my life took a new turn in 1996, when I stumbled upon the gravestone of a Jane Doe––a murder victim from 1954. A few years later, I applied my research skills to both old-fashioned detective work and the power of the internet by entering into a partnership with my local sheriff and with forensic experts of the Vidocq Society to successfully determine the young woman’s identity. I chronicled our work in "Someone’s Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe."
While continuing to volunteer for the Sheriff’s Office, I'm now an associate member of the Vidocq Society, a volunteer in
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Book to be released in March 2017. Once it is, I would love to get feedback from readers. Thanks.
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NOW ON KINDLE from Amazon.com
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" Please be sure to read the EPILOGUE––breaking news while this first edition was being published, http://www.silviapettem.com/JANE%20DO...

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PLEASE READ THE EPILOGUE (WITH BREAKING NEWS ON JANE DOE'S IDENTITY) AT www.silviapettem.com
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Erased by Marilee Strong
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Well-written look at "eraser killers," with a lot on Scott Peterson (husband and murderer of his wife Laci Peterson and their unborn child). These killers believe they can get away with their murders, but, some, like Peterson, do not. A chilling, but ...more
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Foreign Faction - Who Really Kidnapped JonBenet? by A. James Kolar
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Even though I've followed this case since JonBenet's murder, in 1996, I learned some new key points, and Kolar does a good job of disproving the "intruder theory." After kind of a goofy opening, the book is hard to put down. There are some grammatica ...more
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