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1968 Cold Case Murder of Gwen Miller Solved through Forensic Genealogy and Dedicated Detective Work


Through the use of DNA forensic genealogy, Rapid City police have identified the suspect responsible for the death of 60-year-old Gwen Miller. Ms. Miller, a Rapid City pharmacist, was located strangled and sexually assaulted in her bed at her home on Hall Street in 1968. Continue reading

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Who Was Joseph Smith?


The early life of Joseph Eugene Smith is a complete mystery.  Joseph’s son Morton and Morton’s daughter Karen have researched Joseph for over 20 years, yet they still don’t know who he was.  Hopefully by reading his story, someone may come forward with … Continue reading

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“The Mascot” – Truth or Fiction


The Mascot is the international best-selling Holocaust biography of Alex Kurzem…After an exhaustive international three-year search for evidence, my colleague Dr. Barry Resnick and I have discovered no proof that Mr. Kurzem’s story is true, nor has it been established that he is Jewish. Continue reading

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The Mascot


The Mascot Keith Moor, Insight Editor at the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne, Victoria recently published an article on The Mascot, the international bestselling biography of Holocaust survivor Alex Kurzem. To read the article in pdf format, click here. As … Continue reading

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Indianapolis Birth Announcements – Sep 9 & 10, 1948


To continue with the Indianapolis birth announcements, here at the births that appeared in the Indianapolis Commercial on September 9 & 10, 1948. Newspaper:  Indianapolis Commercial Date published: 9-Sep-48 Name of parents                   … Continue reading

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Benjaman Kyle – Indianapolis Birth Announcements, Sep 7 & 8, 1948


Here is a continuation of the list of the birth announcements published in the Indianapolis papers around the date of Benjaman Kyle’s birth, believed to be 29 August 1948. Today’s entry covers 7 Sep through 8 Sep 1948.  There were … Continue reading

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Benjaman Kyle – Indianapolis Birth Announcements – 31 Aug & 1 Sep 1948


In an ideal world, we would be able to identify all these children but one.  That one would reveal Benjaman Kyle’s identity. If you recognize anyone on this list, please contact me at immediately at colleen@identifinders.com Key (1949 addresses, with … Continue reading

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Benjaman Kyle – Indianapolis Birth Announcements, 30 Aug 1948


In 1948, the Indy Star and the Indy Commercial newspapers published birth announcements obtained from either the county or from local hospitals.  The two papers published identical lists, although sometimes not on the same day, as the Commercial was not … Continue reading

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Benjaman Kyle – Close Calls, Conclusion?


All anyone knew about him was that he was born Robert Lee King in March 1949. To find Jennie King’s remaining son was going to be tough with so little information to go on. Benjaman Kyle claims his birthdate is … Continue reading

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Benjaman Kyle – Close Calls, Part II


Since I have been involved in trying to identify the amnesiac Benjaman Kyle, I’ve seen many leads come in, ranging from the casual to the very serious. Many people have contacted me that they are related to Powells or Davidsons (or both).  Many … Continue reading

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