Here in the United States, there are police authorities who make use of psychics to help them solve crimes.
Their function is to lead the investigators who in turn gather evidence to identify and bring the suspects to trial.
This story however about ghost who led the police to her murderer was the first. And the Victim was a Filipina. A Nurse.
I read this story from the Oxford Book of Supernatural. Then when I googled the name TERESITA BASA, I got this article.
The Murder of Teresita Basa. On February 21, 1977, a woman by the name of Teresita Basa was found brutally murdered and partially burned in her Chicago high-rise apartment...What was not mentioned was, later, the suspect admitted his crime.
There were no clues and no suspects.
Dr. Jose Chua and his wife worked at the same hospital as Teresita, but they barely knew her. Nevertheless, one evening Mrs. Chua suddenly went into a trance and announced in perfectly fluent Tagalog, a Phillipine dialect--
"I am Teresita Basa."
She then proceeded to tell the Chuas that she was murdered by an orderly, Allen Showery, who had stolen her jewelry and given her pearl cocktail ring to his wife...
Terrified, the Chuas reported the information to the Chicago police. Two veteran detectives assigned to the case were highly skeptical of the information, but having no other leads, they decided to investigate. When they searched Showery's apartment, they found Teresita's jewels--and his wife had the pearl cocktail ring!
When Allen Showery was confronted with this evidence he immediately confessed to the murder of Teresita Basa, but at trial his attorney moved to dismiss the case on the grounds that evidence provided by a ghost is inadmissible in a court of law.
The judge disagreed. Allen Showery was convicted of murder and sent to prison for fourteen years...
The decision created quite a stir in legal circles because it was the first case on record in which the chief witness for the prosecution was a ghost.
Taunted and stalked by the ghost? Maybe.