Crime scene clean-up crew member inspired by own experiences

At the tender age of six, Shalane Botha witnessed an event that no one of her age should ever see – her grandfather committed suicide right before her eyes.

But to her the most devastating memory was to see how cleaning up after the incident affected the emotional state of her grandmother and father.

Shalene Botha, crime scene clean-up crew member cleaning a staged crime scene at a demonstration.

Shalene Botha, crime scene clean-up crew member cleaning a staged crime scene at a demonstration.

Years passed as Shalane tried to understand why those who had cleaned the scene were in a state of emotional decay. For a short period of time, she was oblivious to the effect the incident had on her own mind. But after years of studying forensic sciences, psychology, and crime scene investigation, Shalene began unravelling her family’s tendency to

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