Adam Quirk has made himself a name as a criminal justice professional with over 15 years of experience. In these many years of experience, he has spent that time doing criminal investigations, regulatory compliance, security management, background checks, and investigating violent crimes, such as kidnappings, robberies, and dangerous fugitives.
Adam spent a lot of time focusing on his education getting his Bachelor’s in criminal justice and two Master’s degrees. One in Criminal Justices (MCJ) and another in Business Administration (MBA). Adam is also involved in numerous social justice groups.
In Adam’s free time he volunteers and gives back to his local community. He spends a lot of his time volunteering for Circles of Support and various other volunteer groups.
When Adam is not working he loves to travel internationally and loves to be adventurous.
Famous US Cold Cases
Sherry Lynn Marler
Sherry Lynn Marler went missing June 6th, 1984 at only 12 years old. A native of her local Greenville, Alabama Marler had gone into town with her stepfather. They went to the bank to sign paperwork and her stepfather gave her a dollar to go to the vending machine. Marler was told to meet her stepfather at their truck in fifteen minutes but never came back to the truck. The mystery of young Marler was featured on the popular TV show, “Unsolved Mysteries.”
Morgan Nick was only six-years-old when she went missing from Alma ballpark in Arkansas on June 9th, 1995. It was believed that around the same time Nick went missing there as a red truck seen driving away from the ballpark, however, no one could identify the man that was driving but the man was deemed a suspect. Authorities had countless leads but were never able to successfully find her.
The Zodiac Killer
The Zodiac killer terrorized California for almost a decade from the 1960s to the 1970s. With a connection to at least 5 murders, but had claimed that there were at least 37 murders when they sent coded messages to newspapers in California describing the murders. The Zodiac Killer was the subject of numerous films including “Zodiac” and “Dirty Harry.”
A young girl destined to be a pageant queen had her life taken too soon when she was found dead in the basement of her family home on December 26th, 1996. She was found with cords tied around both her wrists and neck. There was also a ransom note that was found before finding her body, which many believed the parents to be trying to set a cover-up for the murder. Her parents John and Patsy Ramsey were both considered to be suspects after it was found that the note had come from a missing page in Patsy’s notebook. According to CNN, the ransom note that contained the $118,000 ransom fee was surprisingly close to that of John’s yearly holiday bonus. There were many clues that could have pointed to the parents trying to cover up what could have been accidental or purposeful death. The case has still yet to be solved.
Jane Marie Prichard
Jane Marie Prichard was a smart young girl who was pursuing a degree in botany at the University of Maryland. She often came to Blackbird State Forest to conduct research. On September 19th, 1986 it was found that her detailed notes that she took for her research had stopped sometime around 10 a.m. The next day she was found partially clothed and had been shot in the back. The forest had been known as a popular hunting spot and her death was eventually ruled as a homicide. It was detailed that a squirrel hunter was taken into custody but was never convicted after DNA evidence cleared him of the crime the following year. In 2015 they reopened the case but unfortunately, there were no other developments.
Vanessa “Honey” Malone
A more recent case was that of 18-year-old Vanessa “Honey” Malone, who was said to have told her mother Flora that she was going out. Flora and Vanessa lived in an apartment complex where it was reported that Flora heard shots coming from another nearby apartment complex. When Flora called to check on Vanessa she never answered her phone. Two friends came forward who had been renting the apartment where Vanessa was murdered stated that they had been victims of an armed robbery. The friends were tied up and locked in the bathroom. However, this is not the belief of Malone’s family as they believed that she was lured to the apartment and killed. The family keeps a Facebook group to try and get tips from the public.
The LaSalle Street Murders
Forty years later this case of the Lassalle Street murders remains unsolved. This case details that three men were found dead in 1318 North LaSalle Street on December 1st, 1971. There were a lot of suspects in the case and it was believed by Police Department Capitan Robert Snow that this hindered solving the case because it was too hard for investigators to narrow it down. Many authors are said to have claimed that they have solved this case, such as Robert L. Snow who wrote “Slaughter on North LaSalle.” The Indianapolis Police department still considers this an open case today.