225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
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You’ve seen it on the news and in fiction but, what is a Cold Case? Retired Homicide Detective John Newsom will guide us through the process that differentiates Cold Cases from other crimes. As you might imagine, it is much different than what is presented on television or in movies. You will learn the challenges facing detectives and CSI’s in trying to solve the most difficult cases. Probably the most common misconception-DNA analysis solves crimes-will be discussed. You’ll hear some of the things “learned” from psychics who seem to come out of the woodwork in high profile cold cases. Chief Newsom will talk about some of his cases that have been featured on CBS News 48 Hours Mystery, Forensic Files (A&E Network) and the cable show The Stranger Next Door. There will be plenty of time for questions during and after the presentation.
John Newsom is a retired law enforcement officer. Retiring after 26 years with the Cincinnati Police Department, he went to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years, retiring as Chief Deputy. In his career, he held a number of assignments most notably 12 years as a team leader with the CPD SWAT Unit and a Homicide Unit Supervisor. He was also assigned to Internal Investigations, Training, Planning and Research, and Tactical Planning. At the Sheriff’s Office, he headed up a Cold Case Team that closed 3 major cold case murders. He is a graduate of both University of Cincinnati (B.S.) and Xavier University (M.B.A.). He was an executive board member of the FBI Regional Terrorism Task Force. He has taught Homicide and Cold Case Investigations all over the country. In his retirement, he privately consults with public safety and private sector organizations on personnel matters.