The Investigation
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On Jan. 25, 2002, two days after my friend and Wall Street Journal colleague Danny Pearl left my home in Karachi, Pakistan, for an interview from which he didn't return, I stood in front of a dining room wall I'd covered in blank paper, a thick black Sharpie pen in my hand. I wrote one name in the middle, "DANNY," and drew a box around it.
Robert J. Ross
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
investigation overview

In August 2007, faculty and students in the Pearl Project began investigating the murder of Danny Pearl. Leads were pursued in the following areas in the United States and Pakistan:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Intelligence
  • Media
  • Court documents
  • Freedom of Information Act requests
  • Families and friends of those involved