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 Investigation Course this April at the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of West Haven, Connecticut.
Dr. Henry C. Lee was born in China and grew up in Taiwan. He rose to the rank of Captain in the Taiwanese Police Department until he left for the United States in the 1960s. There he obtained degrees in Forensic Science and Biochemistry.
Dr. Henry C. Lee is considered by many, including me, to be the most famous forensic scientist in the world. In his career, Dr. Lee’s expertise has helped law enforcement agencies solve over 8,000 crimes. He is the former Commissioner of Public Safety for Connecticut and served as its Chief Criminalist for over twenty years. As the state’s Chief Criminalist, he was able to establish its first state of the art Forensic Science Laboratory.
Dr. Henry C. Lee has authored or contributed to over twenty-five textbooks covering forensics, DNA, crime scene investigation and crime scene reconstruction. He can been seen on various true crime television shows and played a significant tole in many famous cases including: O.J. Simpson, Sacco-Vanzetti, the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping, and the John F. Kennedy assassination.