Jerald Burgess

Cary Sayegh Part II: Golden or Missed Opportunity?

The Federal Case Is Opened In mid-2000, FBI agent Henry Schlumpf, with whom I had worked a major case – the Harrah’s casino robbery – came to me with a cold case; an atypical federal matter.   Major police departments have squads dedicated to pursuing investigations which remain unsolved years after the crime is committed, …

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The grim reality of Officer Safety

U.S. v Jerald Burgess (“Ultimate Frustration”)

In 2001, we reopened the 1978 investigation of 6-year-old Cary Sayegh’s heartbreaking disappearance and presumed murder. During the course of the investigation, a consummate and notorious confidential informant gleaned valuable evidence about the crime from Burgess, the prime suspect (who had been acquitted on state charges of kidnapping Cary years earlier). The informant was also …

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