Category Archives: Crime Scene Investigation

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PHOTOS: These gruesome dollhouse death scenes reinvented murder investigations

From the outside, the 19 dollhouse rooms spread across a darkened space in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery look like perfect replicas of familiar spaces: a family home, a neat parsonage, a woman’s bedroom. But inside, under the glow of a flashlight, these meticulous miniaturized spaces are covered in blood spatters, murder weapons and “dead” porcelain figures: A man hanging from a rope in his barn. A girl collapsed backward into a grungy bathtub. A baby shot in its crib.

These are the so-called “Nutshells,” death scenes created by 20th century heiress, scientist and artist Frances Glessner Lee, the “godmother of forensic science,” who made these dioramas of real-life cases to help future investigators do more accurate forensic crime analysis.

Now, visitors to the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., can also try to solve the cases in Lee’s 19 miniature death scenes — some of them

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Main jailed after interrupting crime scene investigation, officers say

He apparently didn’t have the best timing.

Panhandle deputies said they noticed a car driving quicky down a road,  swerving around their around parked patrol cars as they were investigating a robbery, reports the Panama News Journal.

The driver, Troy Alexander Duncan, then allegedly abruptly stopped near them and got out of the car.

And no wonder, as officers found 12 Mason jars filled with grass, strips of acid and a bag of Xanax pills in the car, according to his arrest report.

Retiring SBI agent looks forward to focusing on family

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The Tiny, Murderous World Of Frances Glessner Lee

How do you learn to solve a crime? Police detectives spend years learning on the job, sifting through evidence in real world crime scenes. But a new show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. explores another approach — it’s called Murder Is Her Hobby, and it showcases the work of one woman who was both a master craftswoman, and a pioneer in the field of forensic crime scene investigation. Her teaching tool? Tiny replica crime scenes.

And at first glance, there’s something undeniably charming about the 19 dioramas on display. That is, of course, until you start to notice the macabre little details: an overturned chair, or a blood spattered comforter. And there’s always a body — stabbed, drowned, shot — or something more mysterious.

The tiny cans of food in these model rooms, the newspapers printed with barely legible newsprint, the ashtrays

Read more at: http://wwno.org/post/tiny-murderous-world-frances-glessner-lee

Officer-involved shooting shuts down Auburn Boulevard

Auburn Boulevard was closed Sunday morning after an officer shot and injured a fleeing suspect, law enforcement officials said.

At 2:45 a.m., an officer approached a man and woman standing in the parking lot of the Ranch Motel on Auburn Boulevard, said Citrus Heights Police Department spokesman Lt. Dave Gutierrez in a release.

The officer searched the man, 24-year-old Nickolas Russo. Russo pulled away from the officer and ran away on foot. The officer chased him and fired his weapon an unknown number of times, according to the release. More officers arrived at the scene and found Russo had been shot in the upper torso. He was also in possession of a gun.

Russo was transported to the hospital and is stable condition.

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The officer was not injured and has been placed

Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article185525383.html

Road closed after officer-involved shooting | The Sacramento Bee

Auburn Boulevard was closed Sunday morning after an officer shot and injured a fleeing suspect, law enforcement officials said.

At 2:45 a.m., an officer approached a man and woman standing in the parking lot of the Ranch Motel on Auburn Boulevard, said Citrus Heights Police Department spokesman Lt. Dave Gutierrez in a release.

The officer searched the man, 24-year-old Nickolas Russo. Russo pulled away from the officer and ran away on foot. The officer chased him and fired his weapon an unknown number of times, according to the release. More officers arrived at the scene and found Russo had been shot in the upper torso. He was also in possession of a gun.

Russo was transported to the hospital and is stable condition.

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The officer was not injured and has been placed

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The Tiny, Murderous World Of Frances Glessner Lee

How do you learn to solve a crime? Police detectives spend years learning on the job, sifting through evidence in real world crime scenes. But a new show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. explores another approach — it’s called Murder Is Her Hobby, and it showcases the work of one woman who was both a master craftswoman, and a pioneer in the field of forensic crime scene investigation. Her teaching tool? Tiny replica crime scenes.

And at first glance, there’s something undeniably charming about the 19 dioramas on display. That is, of course, until you start to notice the macabre little details: an overturned chair, or a blood spattered comforter. And there’s always a body — stabbed, drowned, shot — or something more mysterious.

The tiny cans of food in these model rooms, the newspapers printed with barely legible newsprint, the ashtrays

Read more at: http://apr.org/post/tiny-murderous-world-frances-glessner-lee

The Tiny, Murderous World Of Frances Glessner Lee

How do you learn to solve a crime? Police detectives spend years learning on the job, sifting through evidence in real world crime scenes. But a new show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. explores another approach — it’s called Murder Is Her Hobby, and it showcases the work of one woman who was both a master craftswoman, and a pioneer in the field of forensic crime scene investigation. Her teaching tool? Tiny replica crime scenes.

And at first glance, there’s something undeniably charming about the 19 dioramas on display. That is, of course, until you start to notice the macabre little details: an overturned chair, or a blood spattered comforter. And there’s always a body — stabbed, drowned, shot — or something more mysterious.

The tiny cans of food in these model rooms, the newspapers printed with barely legible newsprint, the ashtrays

Read more at: http://nprillinois.org/post/tiny-murderous-world-frances-glessner-lee

Local high schools compete in crime scene investigation competition

However, on Friday morning, 150 local high school student spent hours competing in something you don’t see every day: crime scene investigations.

Friday marked the sixth year of the Northeast Tennessee Crime Scene Investigation Competition. This year, it was held at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.

In a matter of a few hours, students divide up and must demonstrate their proficiency in various elements of crime scene investigation and forensics such as blood-splatter analysis, crime-scene sketching and ballistics among many, many others.

Every separate aspect has a different scenario, such as a carjacking or a drug deal that went wrong.

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The competition was started by Ryan Presnell, criminal justice teacher at Elizabethton High School and the school’s CSI team’s coach.

“Really, the purpose is to allow kids to put the skills to use and teach as close to a real-world environment as possible,” Presnell said. “A lot of the kids will

Read more at: http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Education/2017/11/17/local-high-school-compete-in-crime-scene-investigation-comepetition