Ep. 20 Unveiling the Intricate World of Cold Case Investigations with Crime Analyst Hilary Rodela

Forensics Found

28-09-2023 • 20 mins

Join us for an intriguing conversation with Hilary Rodela, a seasoned crime analyst, as we discuss her fascinating journey into the world of cold case investigations. Listen in as Hilary unveils the behind-the-scenes examination of cold or serial rapist cases, missing persons cases, and unknown remains cases. Get an insider’s look at the complex process of data collection and pattern recognition, and the challenge of retroactively playing detective on cases from decades ago.

In the second half of the conversation, Hilary reveals her experiences as a private investigator, highlighting the stark differences between government service and private work. We delve into the importance of specializing in the private sector and learn how to refer a cold case to her agency. Hilary also shares the intricate art of solving puzzles, her unique perspective on crime scenes, and how immersing herself in case files and photos makes everything else disappear. Don’t miss out on her invaluable insights and advice!

Topics Covered

Cold Case Investigation With Crime Analyst

Private Investigator Shares Insights and Advice

Resources Mentioned

Crossing the Tape Podcast

Cold Case Submission

bandhrodela@gmail.com

About Hilary Rodela

Hilary Rodela is a former Crime Scene Investigator and Crime Analyst. She is currently a Private Investigator, Surveillance Officer, and a freelance public safety writer. She has worked with the Lubbock Police Department, Ruidoso Police Department, and the Cold Case Foundation. Hilary holds a degree in Forensic Science and co-hosts a true crime podcast with her husband who is an active-duty police officer.

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