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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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