From Love to Murder: 2 High-Profile Valentine’s Day Killings

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For most of us, Valentine’s Day is a time of romantic gestures, flowers and those heart-shaped candies that taste like chalk. Unfortunately, though, this lovey-dovey atmosphere has the opposite effect on some. So, instead of a romantic candlelight dinner, psychopathic disgruntled lovers release their inner demon and take things to the extreme level. And by that, I mean – murder.

Here are two high-profile killings that occurred on a day dedicated to love.

Dr. John Hamilton – Wife Killer

Susan Hamilton had a seemingly perfect life in her beautiful Oklahoma City home. Married to John Hamilton, a well-respected surgeon, Susan was showered with expensive gifts and whisked away on vacations to exotic locales.

Starting with a brand-new Porsche on their wedding day, Dr. Hamilton never relented in showing his adoration for his wife of 14 years. And everyone who knew the couple described them as a loving, affectionate and well-adjusted pair.

But, that façade of a fairytale marriage, all came crashing down in 2001 on Valentine’s Day.  Dr. Hamilton arranged for an expensive bouquet of orchids to be delivered to Susan. Unfortunately, though, Susan never had the opportunity to enjoy her new flowers. And that’s because, she was violently murdered.

According to Dr. Hamilton, he had forgotten his appointment book at their house that day. So, he came home in between scheduled surgeries to retrieve his agenda. Upon his arrival, Dr. Hamilton discovered his wife lying dead in a pool of blood on their bathroom floor. Strangled with two of Dr. Hamilton’s neckties, and bleeding from the head from a massive wound that exposed part of her brain, Susan’s death was a brutal display of evil.

During the murder investigation, detectives had discovered a few enemies of the Hamilton’s, most notably a militant anti-abortion group known as the Army of God. They had received threats from that group in the past. Even though the Hamiltons had received credible, menacing threats from this group, investigators quickly came to realize that Dr. Hamilton was the primary suspect.

Even though their marriage was seemingly perfect, it was revealed that a few weeks prior to Valentine’s Day, Susan had discovered her husband was having an affair with a stripper. And that she threatened to divorce Dr. Hamilton. So, in a fit of rage on the morning of Valentine’s Day, Susan’s husband beat her to death.

At trial, the defense argued that – yes, Susan’s blood was all over her husband, but that’s because, he tried to save her life by using CPR. And, despite no hard evidence definitively pointing to Dr. Hamilton to the murder, the prosecution knew he was the killer. Surprisingly, Dr. Hamilton’s guilt was confirmed by the crime scene expert hired by the defense. That’s right – Dr. Hamilton’s own expert put the nail in the coffin.

During his forensic blood spatter analysis of the crime, the defense expert discovered blood spatter on Dr. Hamilton’s shirt that was not reflective of a person administering CPR, but rather, of a person who attacked another.

So, while on the stand, the defense’s expert – under oath – was forced to reveal this finding. Within two hours, the jury convicted Dr. Hamilton of first-degree murder. He is currently serving a life sentence.

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Stacy Schoeck – Husband Killer

Some true-life stories are sometimes too despicable to believe. Yet, the facts and circumstances are all too true. And all too disturbing. One such instance is the story behind the murder of Atlanta resident Richard Shoeck.

Friends and colleagues describe Richard as a kind man, who loved his wife Stacy and her three children (whom he legally adopted). Yet, despite this man’s virtuous nature, his sinister wife had him murdered by an amateur hitman – on Valentine’s Day in 2010.

Richard was Stacy’s fifth husband. Yeah, that’s right. This 38-year old woman had already been married four times prior to meeting Richard. She came into the marriage with three children from prior relationships. Knowing all of this, Richard fell in love and married Stacy. Then, in an act of true love, he adopted her three children so that they would know what it was like to have a stable family life.

With no regard for Richard’s well-being, Stacy quickly had an affair and decided that Richard needed to go. But, not a divorce this time. No. Stacy wanted Richard dead.

Stacy discussed her macabre plans with a co-worker, Lynitra Ross, who referred Stacy to Reginald Coleman, a personal trainer. The referral did involve squats and push-ups, but rather, it involved hiring amateur hitman Reginald to kill Richard.

Stacy lured Richard to a romantic wooded area on Valentine’s Day under the guise of exchanging gifts. Lying in wait, the killer ambushed the couple while they were giving one another sweet Valentine’s cards.  Reginald immediately opened fire and shot Richard dead.

The investigation didn’t take long. Stacy was an immediate suspect, and one of her claims was that Richard was sexually molesting her children. An assertion later to be found completely untrue. The real motive? Richard’s $500,000 life insurance policy.

All three were arrested and sentenced to life in prison. Stacy avoided Georgia’s death penalty by testifying against her murderous co-conspirators.

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Valentine’s Day can certainly ignite passion, but as you can see, this desire is not always the virtuous kind. Do you know of any creepy high-profile Valentine’s Day murders that belong on the same page as these killings?

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Murder by Poison: Two High-Profile Forensic Toxicology Cases

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Forensic toxicology is one of the many fields of science that populates the intriguing world of investigative forensics. The main purpose of forensic toxicology is to aid law enforcement in understanding the extent to which ingested substances contributed to a person’s impairment or death.

Combining biology with pharmacology, forensic toxicologists play vital roles in murder investigations in which the suspected cause of death is poison. To that end, here are two high-profile murder cases that were solved using the expertise of skilled forensic toxicologists.

Angel of Death

We hand over a lot of trust to those who work in the medical field. Vulnerable and sick, hospital patients assume that while under the care of nurses, they are in good hands.  But, unfortunately for the people of a small Indiana community in the mid-1990s, their trust was misplaced.

Between 1993 and 1995, a nurse named Orville Lynn Majors was linked to 130 of the 147 deaths at the Intensive Care Unit of Vermillion County Hospital in rural Indiana. Of course, while acting as a nurse in an I.C.U. will certainly expose one to death, this nurse was no ordinary health care provider.

Dubbed the “Angel of Death,” Nurse Majors was convicted in 1999 for injecting six patients with heart-stopping, lethal doses of epinephrine and potassium chloride. Although he is not officially blamed for 130 deaths, there is a great deal of suspicion surrounding these deaths due to Majors’ exposure to these patients.

His serial killing spree lasted for a couple of years in the mid-1990s, and the only reason his actions were brought to light was due to a routine study conducted by the hospital. The results of the study revealed that by 1994, the intensive care unit had a death rate of 120, despite the number being only 31 during years’ prior.

Law enforcement was notified by the hospital of this spike in deaths. An investigation was opened, and 15 bodies were immediately exhumed for autopsies. Forensic toxicologists conducted tests, which revealed the lethal doses of the substances injected by Majors.

Prosecutors were able to definitively tie Majors to six deaths, even though the killer had been alone with many more of the patients who passed away. Experts believe Majors was responsible for the death of more people, but his skill in mixing poison cocktails allowed him to use the defense of ‘death by natural causes.’

Majors was sentenced to a staggering 360-year prison sentence but passed away in 2017 due to – ironically – heart issues.

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In one of the most disturbing poison cases of the last century, Janie Lou Gibbs was responsible for the deaths of her husband, three sons and grandson. That’s right, she killed her own children and grandchild. And how did she do it?  Rat poison and arsenic.

Born on Christmas in 1932, Gibbs was an active member of her local church, and a dedicated home daycare operator. Then, one day, something changed. After 18 years of marriage to her husband, Marvin, she decided one evening to kill him by putting rat poison in his dinner.

Gibbs’ plan did not immediately work. Marvin didn’t die, but instead was admitted to the local hospital after falling ill from what the doctors believed to be – naturally occurring liver issues. As the sweet wife she was, Gibbs decided to bring homemade soup to the hospital so that Marvin could enjoy a home cooked meal. The problem was, the soup was laced with arsenic. He soon died of “liver disease.”

In a surprising twist, Gibbs donated a significant amount of Marvin’s life insurance proceeds to her church. Less than a year later, this wife and mother from hell poisoned her youngest son, Marvin, Jr. Authorities chalked up his death to his unfortunate inheritance of his father’s liver disease. Gibbs escaped without any suspicion. And, she donated some of her son’s life insurance proceeds to her church – again.

Like a macabre broken record, Gibbs once again killed a year later. This time, she poisoned another one of her sons. His death, like the others before, was attributed to a natural cause. With only one living child remaining, the sadistic killer struck yet again. But, this time, Gibbs skipped a generation and killed her newborn grandson, Raymond.

Less than a month later, Gibbs poisoned her son, Robert, who was the father of the murdered baby. Finally, Gibbs’ “luck” had run out. A family physician grew suspicious after the back-to-back deaths of a healthy newborn and his equally healthy father. An autopsy was immediately conducted on Robert, who was found to have ingested a lethal amount of arsenic.

Forensic toxicologists worked with investigators in exhuming and testing the bodies of Gibbs’ other deceased family members. All five victims had their causes of death changed from natural to homicide by poison.

Gibbs was initially found mentally unfit to stand trial and was confined to a mental institution. Years later, she was successfully prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to five life terms. In her elder years, Gibbs was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and released to the custody of her sister. In 1999, the killer died of natural causes.

 

There’s something so disturbing about poison cases. Maybe it’s the deliberate premeditation. Or the slow painful death. Most likely it’s a combo of both. Are you aware of any poison cases as troubling as those above?

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Gruesome Mysteries: Forensics Cracks the Case Once Again

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For many of us, the area in which we live is filled with relative peace and tranquility. But, sometimes, a gruesome and brutal crime will occur in our community. And then suddenly, that harmony is turned upside down.

Fortunately, modern forensic science has enabled law enforcement to uncover the mysteries surrounding these horrific crimes. And, in turn, this has led to the extensive hunt and swift arrest of the inhumane monsters who commit these vicious attacks.

Here are a few cases in which the miracle of modern forensic science helped restore peace to anxious and terrified communities.

A Murder in Holland

Situated between the North Sea and Germany, the small nation of Holland is known to be a generally safe place to live. This quiet image, however, was shattered in 1999 after the brutal murder of a 17-year old girl in small northern town.

Despite a widespread manhunt, involving numerous arrests and an extensive DNA search, the perp’s identity was never determined. After thirteen years of an unsuccessful investigation, the case went cold. Then, one day, a member of the police department decided that the case needed to be solved, and that the killer of Marianne Vaastra be brought to justice.

The police aimed to take DNA samples from every man living within a 5-mile radius of the murder scene. Within a short period of time, the killer was identified – a 45-year-old man who resided only a few miles from where the murder occurred.

Shockingly, the killer was not even asked to produce a DNA sample; he voluntarily gave it to the police.

A California Killer

In the mid-1980s, Southern California endured a year-long killing spree by the so-called Night Stalker, who would break into people’s homes during their midnight slumber. He would then brutally attack, and murder his victims.

Claiming 13 lives, the Night Stalker was no closer to being caught until one fateful evening: August 24, 1985. With the entire community on high-alert, a teenager noticed a strange car cruising through the neighborhood. The teenager recorded the license plate, and notified the police. That night, the killer’s latest murder occurred just minutes from where the teenager noticed the car.

Law enforcement subsequently tracked down the vehicle, which had been abandoned. But inside, the police discovered a crucial piece of evidence – a fingerprint. Utilizing a new computer system, the police were able to match the fingerprint to Richard Ramirez, a local 25-year old man.

Within only a few days, Ramirez was hunted down, arrested and sentenced to death.

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The Mysterious Shoes of British Columbia

Over a five year span, beginning in 2007, a total of 11 shoes mysteriously washed ashore in British Columbia’s Georgia Strait. Theories abound, the local police had no idea where these shoes were coming from. One of the main theories was that the shoes were the result of a serial killer with a foot fetish.

Then a breakthrough occurred; one of the shoes contained bones. After forensic analysis, it was determined the remains belonged to Stefan Zahorujko, a man whose boat had capsized in the area over 20 years prior. The coroner determined the cause of death was accidental. The rest of shoes were attributed to the incident.

Mother Nature was apparently the culprit, and the mystery was solved. The question lingered though – why did only the shoes make it ashore?

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May You Have a Merry Christmas!

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It’s been an amazing year! Yes, there’s been some ups and downs, but there are always things that we can be thankful for. I cannot believe that it’s that holiday time once again. For me, it’s a time of reflection, thankfulness, and joy. I’m particularly thankful for those of you who have supported me and my books–and for that I’m truly grateful.

A couple of highlights this year has been three book awards I received for my two series: Emily Stone Thrillers & Chip Palmer Forensic Mysteries. Here’s my trusty German shepherd Odin_Awardcompanion, Odin, wearing one of my book medals.

The other big announcement for 2018 is that I signed with Bookouture for a three book deal! I still have to pinch myself that it’s real. 20180915_172015The first book will be out May 31, 2019. I’ve been sworn to secrecy until the cover reveal, which will be in a couple of months. But, what I can tell you, is that it is a forensic crime series with a police detective who is a former military K9 veteran. I will be updating about the first book in the weeks/months to come.

There will be many new things coming up in 2019. A new book series with some fun events, more from Emily Stone, forensics, series of first-hand accounts of police ride alongs, and video blogs! 2019 here I come!

 

May you be blessed with a joyous Christmas, and peace and happiness in the coming New Year 2019.

 

 

 

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Forensic Justice: 4 High-Profile Cold Murder Cases Solved by DNA

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The continuing development of highly-accurate forensic science techniques is a fascinating study into the evolution of crime fighting and justice. Over the past decade, there’s been an explosion of cold cases being solved through the use of various forensic analysis methods. Most notably, the precision now used in analyzing DNA crime-scene evidence has led to the resolution of cases that have sometimes remained unsolved for over 50 years.

When a 30-year old murder case is solved, it not only shows that science has come a long way, but it also demonstrates the pure dedication of the generations of investigators assigned to the case.

Here are four high-profile murder cases that were once ‘cold,’ but through the magic of DNA analysis, the killers were held accountable for their horrific deeds.

The Killing of Krystal Beslanowitch

In 1995, the body of Krystal Beslanowitch was found dumped along the banks of Utah’s Provo River. It was evident that her death was caused by a crushing blow to the head. Sheriff Todd Bonner was the lead investigator on the case, and his desire for justice was insatiable.

Despite running into dead-end leads for years, Sheriff Bonner did not relent. And although the case technically went cold, the team of investigators assigned to the matter always kept the image of Krystal’s lifeless body ingrained in their subconscious.

So, in 2013, when the idea was posited that DNA evidence could possibly be extracted from the granite rocks on which Krystal’s body was found, Sheriff Bonner seized the opportunity. Utilizing a forensic vacuum, an entire day was dedicated to the extraction of DNA evidence from the solid granite.

After careful analysis, the DNA found in the rocks led to a match – Joseph Michael Simpson, a resort bus driver who lived in the area at the time of the killing.  Finally, after 18 years, an arrest was made in Florida. Simpson was charged with murder and was swiftly convicted. He is now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

The Sexual Assault and Death of Patricia Beard

In March of 1981, a 32-year old Denver resident named Patricia Beard was sexually assaulted and strangled to death in her room at a facility that housed mentally challenged adults. Patricia’s lifeless body was found partially clothed, face down on a bed. Her killer had entered the facility through a partially ajar window.

The initial investigation led nowhere. And in 1994, most of the evidence obtained in the case was discarded. All hope for finding justice for Patricia seemed lost. But then, in 2011 – exactly 30 years after the murder – a Denver cold case detective crossed paths with the misfiled rape kit from Patricia’s murder investigation.

DNA evidence found on a vaginal swab was submitted to the national DNA database. The analysis yielded no positive hits for over 2 years. Then, in 2013, a positive match occurred. And it revealed that a 53-year old Pennsylvania man named Hector Bencomo-Hinojos had sexual contact with Patricia within hours of her death.

The perp denied he knew Patricia. But Bencomo-Hinojos’ lies were eventually brought to light. Within two years of the positive DNA match, the rapist and killer pled guilty to murder.

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Austin Newlywed Murder

Debra Reiding was an 18-year old newlywed who had just moved to Austin, Texas from a small town in rural Montana. Living in a small home with her husband and working a steady job at a popular restaurant, things looked bright for young Debra.

Then, one night, after returning from work, Debra’s husband found her dead body lying in their home. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled. Although the police had several suspects on their radar, no arrests were made. And the case went cold for 34 years. Then, in 2013, the case was reopened by the cold case unit at the Austin Police Department.

After reviewing notes from the case file, detectives zeroed in on Michael Anthony Galvan, who was Debra’s co-worker at the time of the killing. Although he denied knowing Debra, there was ample evidence to show that he drove her home from work several times and had been present in her home on at least two prior occasions.

Police eventually obtained a search warrant to retrieve DNA samples from Galvan. Detectives conducted surveillance on the suspect while he was eating at a restaurant, and after he left, they grabbed his toothpicks. And those toothpicks were damning, because they resulted in a positive DNA match.

Galvan was eventually sentenced and indicted on capital murder charges.

The Killing of Anna Palmer

In 1998, the brutal murder of a 10-year old Utah girl sent shockwaves through a normally quiet neighborhood in Salt Lake City. Killed just outside her front door, Anna Palmer’s body was found with multiple stab wounds.

Anna’s horrific attack left police baffled. No witnesses. No apparent suspects. And very little evidence. The case eventually went cold. But then, in 2009, the matter was reopened. At that time, the SLC Police Department summoned the help of outside forensic experts. Utilizing visible and alternative light sources, the investigators focused on the victim’s fingernails. Specifically, they were looking for any DNA under Anna’s nails that did not belong to her.

The idea worked. Within a very short time of conducting the forensic analysis, investigators discovered DNA – that didn’t belong to Anna – under her fingernails. The culprit was Matthew Brock, a then-teenager who had lived a block away from Anna’s home. Already serving a 10-year prison sentence for a sexual crime against a child, Brock pled guilty to murdering Anna.

Justice was served when the killer was sentenced to life in prison for the tragic death of 10-year old Anna Palmer.

Although not perfect, DNA analysis has proven itself as a valuable tool in securing convictions of killers. Cases that were once forgotten are brought to the forefront thanks to the amazing work of investigators who never relent in their pursuit of justice. Do you know of any interesting cold cases solved by DNA?

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Catch the Killer: 3 Historically Significant Criminal Profilers

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Everyone seems to love a good criminal profiler story. A ruthless killer is on the loose. Law enforcement can’t seem to make any progress on the case. Then, some mastermind detective steps in. And using their investigation skills, along with their expertise in psychology and behavioral science, they create a detailed profile of the maniacal killer.

And, as a result, the police then have a reasonably accurate portrait of the person they are looking for. Which, in turn, enables law enforcement to focus their efforts on a narrower field of potential perps. And, due in large part to the meticulous work of the investigator’s criminal profiling, the police will have greatly increased their chances of making an arrest.

Today’s criminal profilers utilize the methodologies and techniques pioneered by their predecessors. And, in that regard, here are three historically prominent criminal profilers, who have paved the way.

Thomas Bond (1841 – 1901)

Dr. Thomas Bond, a British surgeon, is widely considered western civilization’s first true criminal profiler. Bond’s rise to prominence originated with his involvement in the investigation of London’s notorious Jack the Ripper killings.

In the late 1880s, serial killer Jack the Ripper terrorized the streets of London. The police were having no luck in finding a suspect. That’s when Dr. Bond and his colleague Dr. George Phillips got involved. In what many consider the first application of criminal profiling methodologies, Dr. Bond studied autopsy results and crime scene evidence from Jack the Ripper’s murder victims.

Utilizing his expertise in human behavior and biology, Dr. Bond drafted a detailed report of what he believed to be Jack the Ripper’s personality traits, behavioral characteristics and lifestyle.

Many in law enforcement believed that Jack the Ripper had a medical background due to his removal of the victims’ internal organs and other surgical incisions made to their bodies. But Dr. Bond contradicted the prevailing view by assessing that the killer had no medical training whatsoever.  And that his mutilation of bodies showed he had no true knowledge of human anatomy.

Despite Dr. Bond’s detailed written report of Jack the Ripper’s characteristics, the police never found the killer. Nevertheless, the early days of criminal profiling had now begun, and future investigators have relied upon and studied Dr. Bond’s sound methodologies.

Walter C. Langer (1899 – 1981)

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to German immigrants, Dr. William Langer graduated Harvard University in 1935 with a Ph.D. in psychoanalysis. Upon graduating, Langer moved to Vienna, where he was analyzed by and worked under Dr. Anna Freud, the daughter of legendary psychiatrist Sigmund Freud.

Dr. Langer’s specialty – psychoanalysis – investigates the intersection of a person’s conscious and unconscious fears, and repressed memories. The ultimate goal of this type of therapy is to resolve inner and outer conflicts.

After World War II broke out, Dr. Langer began working for the US government in the Office of Strategic Service. He was immediately tasked with performing a criminal profile on the Nazi movement and, in particular, on Adolf Hitler. In drafting his study, Dr. Lang applied his background in behavior and psychology, and utilized the Allies intelligence gathering of Hitler’s crimes against humanity.

The end result was the historically significant report – The Mind of Adolf Hitler. The report was held top-secret for over 30 years but was eventually released to the public in 1972 and subsequently translated into many languages.

In his report, Dr. Langer predicted that the “most plausible outcome” of Hitler’s demise would be suicide. And as history has revealed – his prediction was accurate. Dr. Langer also suggested that if Hitler didn’t kill himself, a military coup would have most likely eventually occurred.

Dr. Langer’s methodology in profiling Hitler has been studied for generations and has been used by others in the field who have been tasked with analyzing despots, and other war criminals.

In addition to his profiling, Dr. Langer has been credited with helping Jewish people and other vulnerable groups escape Vienna after the Nazis invaded Austria in 1938.

 

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James A. Brussel (1905 – 1982)

A trailblazer in the investigative techniques used in the criminal profiling process, Dr. James Brussel assisted the NYPD in several high-profile cases.

Most notably, Dr. Brussel helped solve the mystery of a serial bomber who terrorized Manhattan during a 16-year period beginning in 1940. The so-called “mad bomber” would plant homemade bombs in random places throughout the city, like phone booths and movie theaters. He would also target iconic, well-populated places such as Penn Station, Grand Central Station and Radio City Music Hall.

After years of no leads, the police became extremely frustrated that they had no information on the bomber’s identity or motivation. So, they called in Dr. Brussel for help.

After studying crime scene photos and letters mailed to the press by the perp, Dr. Brussel delivered a detailed criminal profile of the bomber.

And by detailed – I mean extremely detailed. Dr. Brussel concluded that the bomber was a heavy-set middle-aged man from Connecticut, who was a skilled mechanic with a hatred for his dad and an obsessional love for his mother. Additionally, Dr. Brussel opined that the perp had a deep resentment for ConEd, the city’s power company. And last but not least – Dr. Brussel believed that when the mad bomber was caught, he’d be wearing a fully buttoned, double-breasted suit.

This profile turned out to be unbelievably accurate. In fact, when they arrested George Metesky, he was wearing pajamas but when the police allowed him to change his clothes – he reappeared wearing a fully buttoned, double-breasted suit. And his hatred for ConEd was also accurate, as he had been injured while employed with the utility company.

Dr. Brussel’s techniques are well-respected and taught to the new generation of profilers.

Criminal profiling is certainly a very intellectually and emotionally demanding job. What personal traits do you think are needed in order to excel at that job?

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6 Fascinating Advances in Forensic Science #Crime #Writing

What can I say, I’m a forensic nerd and proud of it. I wanted to reblog this previous article of mine detailing some fascinating areas of forensics. There are some amazing developments in science as well as forensic science. Here I highlight six of those advances, but there are many more. I like to shine a light on such intriguing and noteworthy forensics in today’s crazy world. Please feel free to leave a comment 🙂

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Forensic science is a captivating topic, as evidenced by the droves of television shows and movies that dabble in the theme. The problem is – these programs, albeit entertaining, are full of misinformation.

One common entertainment trope involves a crime scene investigator gathering forensic evidence, and then within a day or so, the mystery has been solved!

In reality, forensic analysis is relatively time consuming, and complex. Notwithstanding the complex nature of forensics, it is unquestionable that modern forensic science is advancing at a rapid pace. So, hopefully one day in the near future, real life with align with the movies.

Here are some cool advances that are paving the way for quick, efficient and accurate forensic analysis.

Hair Protein Markers

Scientists have identified unique protein markers in our hair that may possibly be used in conjunction with DNA profiling for identifying people.  DNA profiling…

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