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June 13th, 2013
01:34 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Joselyn Martinez on finding her father's killer, Ed Gallek with the latest in the Ariel Castro case

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

  • Lost and Found: Joselyn Martinez finds her father's killer 26 years later

On Wednesday evening Piers Morgan welcomed a New York actress who'd managed to solve a crime that had eluded police for more than a quarter century: that of her own father's murder. Guest Joselyn Martinez was nine years old when her dad was killed at his business. Seven years ago she began digging deeper into the case:

"In 2006, I bought a book with a friend, and we're trying to read these self help things and new age stuff," Martinez began. "So, the book said write down everything that bothers you. That was the first time I ever jotted it down."

The breakthrough moment came two years later:

"I found these background checks. I had the name of that person there, the murderer. I wasn't sure, but I kept looking at it ... it was strange, because that name has a variation, like a middle initial. And I thought wow, look at the 'h.,' it would be. But that's just too obvious."

It took until 2012 for Martinez to finally reach out to the police. In January of 2013, she gave the precinct the information she had found. And once they had the file in their hands, they found the killer very quickly, prompting New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly of offer his praise in a press conference:

"It's admirable what she did. Obviously, she made a concerted effort, and it paid off."

Concluding the segment, Morgan concurred:

"You did him proud and found the man that killed him. Congratulations."

  • Exclusive video from the day the Ohio women were freed

On Wednesday, "Piers Morgan Live" invited Cleveland television reporter Ed Gallek to share his first-hand details of Ariel Castro's recent court appearance, and plea of not guilty:

"The first step that Ariel Castro took out of the holding cell right outside the courtroom, he was standing straight up," Gallek noted in his live conversation with Morgan. "As soon as he saw the wall of cameras ... the head went down like that and it never came back up."

Meanwhile, the WOIO journalist also provided exclusive footage of Gina DeJesus' mother – Nancy Ruiz – captured the day the girls were found alive, and described it for the host and his viewers:

"This is the mother of Gina DeJesus, one of the victims walking away just moments afterwards saying, 'I forgive him, God forgive him, God be with him,'" Gallek detailed. "Now how could she say something at a time like that that after all those years? Well, I do know for a fact that perhaps the most important thing to Gina's mom, even now after all this time, is that Gina is home alive. So above all else, her daughter is back home and she's alive."

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