Investigators hosting conference on cold cases

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Investigators will host a conference this week and use social media with hopes of solving cold cases including, that of a Lansing-area woman who disappeared in 1990.

The Sept. 19 gathering is open to cold case teams throughout Michigan with the idea that sharing information and having fresh eyes looking at details will generate new leads, the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell reported.

"Our intent is to get investigators face to face to say, 'This is what we have, and these are the circumstances,' to see if someone has something similar," said retired Det. Ed Moore, who serves as the sheriff's department's liaison with the Livingston County Cold Case Team.

Meanwhile, cold case team member Michael Frayer, a retired Westland police chief, said a Facebook page was created this summer as a way "to get the word out" about cold cases in the county, including the separate disappearance of Paige Renkoski.

"Why not put it to use to get information?" he asked. "It can't hurt, and it might help. ... We think it's got some positive potential."

Renkoski, of Okemos, was driving west on Interstate 96 from Detroit Metropolitan Airport near Fowlerville when she disappeared. She was 30.

Other cases include Christina Castiglione, a 19-year-old woman from Wayne County's Redford Township whose body was found in 1983 in the Oak Grove State Game Area.

They're also looking into the case of Kimberly Louiselle, a 16-year-old from Green Oak Township who disappeared in 1982. Her body was found in Island Lake Recreation Area by a couple hiking in the park.

Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014