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On January 16, 1987, Ann Ledger is found raped and murdered in her apartment in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, teams up with Jessica Noll and Todd McComas as they dive into the intricacies of solving cold cases. The trio explores the unique dynamics of their partnerships, emphasizing the invaluable role of media in aiding law enforcement. Todd opens up about the human side of police work, while Jessica sheds light on the hurdles journalists face in accessing information.
- [0:00] Welcome back to Zone 7 with Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum
- [1:55] Sheryl introduces guests, Jessica Noll and Todd McComas to the listeners
- [2:00] Check out The Investigators Podcast HERE
- [5:50] Sheryl discusses the invaluable resources that news organizations can offer
- [10:10] Todd shares a story of a time he lost a weapon
- [15:00] Jessica shares an instance where Todd's keen observational skills proved invaluable
- [20:00] The trio dives into the murder and rape of Ann Ledger. This is a cold case from 1987
- [27:30] “The First Amendment is a real thing. And the reporter that you were running from is going to write that story anyway, The best thing you can do is put yourself in the best light.”
- [37:00] If you have information about Ann Ledger, reach out to Jessica or Todd, or call the Sandy Springs Police @ 770-551-6900
- [37:50] Final words on Ann Ledger's unsolved case
- [43:10] “If you're not going to offend somebody, you don't need the First Amendment.” -L.F
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Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI, a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Sheryl is also the founder and director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases and assist families and law enforcement with solvability factors for unsolved homicides, missing persons, and kidnapping cases.
You can connect and learn more about Sheryl’s work by visiting the CCIRI website https://coldcasecrimes.org
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