Investigative Team

Director / Lead Consultant

Alex Baber

Alex Baber, founder and director of Cold Case Consultants of America, LLC (C.C.C.O.A.), is an autodidact polymath turned cold case analyst. His fields of study include forensic linguistics, cryptography, biometrics, CSE, and handwriting analysis. A former PSO specializing in protective services, Alex now dedicates his time to re-examining the facts and providing an often unique perspective on “difficult” and purportedly unsolvable homicide cases.

Assistant Director / Forensic Researcher

J-Lynn Baber 

J-Lynn Baber is Cold Case Consultants of America, LLC’s Co-founder and Assistant Director; a forensic researcher, criminal profiler, and highly skilled in cyber forensic science. As a former Security Forces (Military Police) at Andrews AFB, she was assigned Presidential and Diplomatic Security Details before transferring to the U.S. Army and attaching to the 4th Psychological Operations/Military Information Support Group (PSYOPS/MISG). As a civilian, she continued to expand on her skill sets by becoming a licensed EMT. She is diligently working towards obtaining a PsyD in Forensic Psychology. Her highest priority and  daily mission is to bring support and answers to the victims and their families.

Investigator / Case Consultant

Detective Patrick Apoian

Retired Detective Patrick Apoian’s distinctive law enforcement career began as an officer with the City of Atlanta Police Department in 2002. By 2008, Patrick had become an Officer Of The Year recipient prior to his promotion to Detective in 2009. He would then become a vital member of the Atlanta Police Hostage Negotiations Team from 2010-2016. His last official call resulted in Patrick saving the life of an Atlanta Firefighter in 2017. Detective Apoian’s awards and commendations include the City of Atlanta Emerald of the Year, Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society, Service Award, Dekalb CountyBar Association, 300 Club Award of Valor, Atlanta Police Department Purple Heart Award, Broken City, Dedicated Service Award, Police Union Board of Directors IBPO, Former Atlanta Police Foundation, Deputy Director of Crime Stoppers, Humble Heroes 2009-2015. Apoian founded Humble Heroes in 2009, an organization established to assist seriously ill or injured first responders and their families.

Forensic Document Examiner / Case Consultant

Curtis Baggett

Curtis Baggett is the nation’s leading Forensic Document Examiner. As a Handwriting Analysis Expert, Curt has examined documents and/or testified in all 50 states, as well as a dozen foreign countries. He has investigated and offered an evaluation in over 5,000 cases nationwide since 1990, while appearing in court as an expert witness, providing testimony when required. He is court qualified and certified by the American Bureau of Document Examiners and the American Institute of Applied Science. His expertise has been acknowledged in interviews and appearances on national networks, such as CNN, CNBC, along with multiple televised shows including “Texas Justice” and “Judge Alex.” 

Case Documentarian / Historical Records

Joe Cochran

Joe Cochran has over 25 years of television and radio broadcasting experience and is a prestigious Michigan Hall of Fame Inductee for Broadcasting and Writing. He’s also a True Crime TV Show Host, an Investigative Journalist, True Crime Author, and two time N.A.T.O.A. National Television Award Winner. In addition to providing coverage of Daniel Underwood’s case with the Warner Brothers Network, he covered the highly prolific Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial on “Crime Time,” and has also been interviewed on “Crime Watch Daily.”

Forensic Anthropologist & Research Scientist

Dr. Arpad Vass

Dr. Arpad Vass is a research scientist, forensic anthropologist, and founder of Forensic Recovery Services (FRS), an organization dedicated to advancing science in the detection of clandestine graves. He is a pioneer in forensic biomarkers in death scene investigations. He was TN Scientist of the Year in 2004, has authored over 60 publications, and has 17 patents. As an expert in human decomposition, he has developed four novel methods to determine the post-mortem interval which is currently used worldwide. And Dr. Vass is currently developing a forensic science technique called “decomposition odor analysis,” or “DOA”, which will help locate clandestine graves by the use of odor mortis. He is also an instructor at the National Forensic Academy and has assisted law enforcement on numerous homicide investigations.