I’m not what most people would consider a fan of True Crime, which is odd as that’s the genre I work in. I don’t watch Court TV, Dateline, 20/20, or other popular shows that most True Crime fans watch, and I don’t stay up-to-date on the latest trending cases.
I started my journey into investigating unsolved crimes in 2019 when a friend suggested that it might be fun to make a YouTube channel, and True Crime was something he was passionate about. The first case we looked at was the 1970 kidnapping and murder of Judith Ann Hakari, a 23-year-old nurse in Sacramento, CA. Within days filled with poring through old newspaper clippings and archival footage, we found connections to three other crimes in the Sacramento Valley. Within weeks, we had unearthed information that police never had, found witnesses that investigators never questioned, and identified the first legitimate suspect in one of the crimes in 50 years. We gave all of the information to the authorities, and I was hooked.
But what was it I was hooked on? Two things. First, the victims of these horrible crimes became more than just names and old, grainy black and white photographs. I felt like I got to know them. They were friends, and I wanted justice for them. Second, I felt almost like I had an addiction to solving the puzzles. I need to solve them.
So, that’s what I do: I work to solve crimes. While I do it, I publish videos about my investigations on YouTube.
For me, the most important aspect of the work I do is unearthing documents that previously had never seen the light of day. Pouring over, organizing, and analyzing data is one of the things I’m really good at. As I’ve made this journey, I’ve become a proficient researcher and have learned how to find the information I’m after. Frequently, law enforcement agencies and courts of law do their best to hide information within a labyrinth of bureaucracy and red tape. Often, my job has been to cut through all of it to dig out the truth and publish it publicly. That’s why as you look through my cases, you’ll find thousands of pages of documents on these cases that are only available here on my website.
If you need help with research, I offer that as a service for a reasonable fee. Please contact me using this form if you’d like to hire me.
If you know of a case that you think I should take a look at, please let me know about it by using the same form.