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Forensic Entomologist Dr. Jason Byrd on Crime Talk (S1, E12)

  Tonight at 5:35PM EST, on Crime Talk, WRCN 103.9FM, I will have University of Florida Board Certified Forensic Entomologist, Dr. Jason Byrd. We will be discussing the role that insects play in aiding investigators with the Post Mortem Interval [...]

What is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner? (S1, E10)

Tonight on Crime Talk, 5:35PM EST, I will speak with Nurse Practitioner Michelle Tepper, a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, or SANE for short. We will discuss the critical role that forensic nurses play in sexual assault investigations. Every sexual assault [...]

Tonight’s Guest on Crime Talk Radio: Barry A. J. Fisher (S1, E6)

Tonight at 5:35PM EST on WRCN 103.9 FM will be Barry A. J. Fisher, the former Forensic Chief of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Crime Lab, former President of American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and author of Techniques of Crime [...]

How Cold is the Long Island Serial Killer Case?

What classifies someone as a serial killer? The FBI defines a serial killer as a person that kills three or more people with a cooling off period – that is what makes them different than a mass or spree murderer. Some [...]

Dr. Henry C. Lee: Forensic Rockstar #3

It’s not everyday that you get a chance to sit down and speak with a Forensic Rockstar like Dr. Henry C. Lee about death investigations, but I did. I will be teaching for Dr. Lee in an upcoming Death and Homicide [...]

Tabloid on Investigation Discovery Channel – 2nd Appearance

This Thursday, February 20 at 10 PM EST, I will be making my second appearance on Investigation Discovery Channel’s new show called Tabloid with host, Jerry Springer. If you have been watching the show, you already know that cases are ripped [...]

Kicking Around the Cold Case Files

It's time to start kicking around the cold case files. Every detective has that one case that was never solved and to this day still “haunts” them. There are many such cases in my career that I wish we could have [...]

6 Fundamental Questions in Homicide Investigations

There are many questions that must be answered during a homicide investigation, but there are six (6) fundamental ones that an investigator must keep at the forefront of every case: 1.  Who was the victim? 2.  How were they murdered? 3. [...]

Exhuming a Body for Suspect DNA Worth It?

What is the efficacy of exhuming a body in an attempt to obtain a suspect’s DNA? I have received a few inquiries on this topic from both crime writers and family members asking, “We want to see if there is DNA [...]

There Are No Shortcuts in Death Investigations: Documenting the Body

Documenting the Body By: Joseph Giacalone I’ve said this many times, you don’t get a second chance to do it right the first time. Investigators have a tough enough job when investigating a death scene, so doing more is never popular. [...]