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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I’ve had a lot of opportunities to talk with and write about a lot of talented, creative people over the past three decades as a journalist in the La Crosse area. They don’t come any more impressive than Karen Multer.
As a student at Onalaska High School, she was known as Karen Luehne, and in high school she already showed all the signs of being a star, adept at acting and singing. For more than a decade after she graduated from OHS she traveled the country, making her living as a theatrical performer. She met Steve Multer in one of those productions — “Phantom of the Opera,” in which she was Christine — and they’ve been partners in life and art for almost 20 years.
Long based in Chicago, Karen and Steve performed together in TONIC Vintage Vocals, a jazzy ensemble they formed for which they wrote some of their own songs.
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