#59 Jim Reed – RockWare Inc. Director of Research and Development

Topic: Applying Geological Exploration Methods to Assist Homicide Investigators in Locating Clandestine Graves

In 1988, NecroSearch International, a non-profit organization, was founded to provide the international law enforcement community with scientific assistance in locating clandestine gravesites related to homicides. Thirty years later, NecroSearch has assisted police and district attorneys with more than 300 cases in 40 states on 4 continents. Jim’s presentation will describe how the multi-disciplinary expertise of NecroSearch volunteer with expertise in anthropology, botany, criminalistics, entomology, geology, geophysics, meteorology, psychology and other disciplines have been applied towards solving crimes.