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Beaver native, forensic criminologist to present on cold cases at Geneva College

BEAVER FALLS — Beaver native and forensic criminologist Laura Pettler will be speaking at Geneva College on Thursday on cold case investigations involving domestic violence homicide.

Pettler, a 1997 graduate of Geneva, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Skye Lounge in the student center. The public is invited to her presentation, “The American Cold Case Epidemic: Crime Scene Staging in Domestic Violence Homicide.”

“I hope the community will join me on this special occasion at Geneva, my alma mater, to open discussion about where we are as a country in cold case investigation and how we as citizens can support our law enforcement agencies and families of murdered victims,” Pettler said.

Pettler’s area of expertise is crime scene staging, specifically cases involving domestic violence homicide.

“It is an exciting time for LPA because we are currently in discussion with potential stakeholders about opening a branch of Laura Pettler

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Police: Two dead in murder-suicide on Penn State-Beaver campus

CENTER TWP. — The Beaver County coroner’s office is on the scene of a double shooting at Penn State-Beaver that state police have said is a murder-suicide.

Two people were shot at the Center Twp. campus Wednesday afternoon, according to Beaver County 911 dispatchers.

The two people involved in the shooting were not students, said April Johnston, Penn State-Beaver public relations coordinator. Johnston said she could not confirm the identity of the victims.

In a statement on the Penn State-Beaver Facebook page around 4:45 p.m., Chancellor Jenifer S. Cushman said that counseling services will be available for students, faculty and staff.

“There was a tragic act of violence at Penn State Beaver this afternoon which did not involve students. Our thoughts are with all who have been affected. Please know that the threat has ended, and that your safety and security remain our number one priority. Our

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