TV makes it look so easy. Dozens upon dozens of true-crime shows and their ripped-from-the-headlines fictional analogues wrap up cold cases in an hour or less. While it’s true that technological advances have made solving long-unsolved murders easier, it’s still a painstaking process that requires immense effort, tenacious detectives and more than a little good luck.
Metro cold case detective Mike Rowland — successor to the legendary Pat Postiglione — offers an insider’s look at how cold cases are really solved as part of GJCC’s Mind & Zest Fest program. Rowland’s lecture will last an hour — like those TV shows — but his quest to close the city’s open murders goes on forever. Free for GJCC members, $10 non-members.