Former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole examines the crime scene “Three-Room Dwelling,” a diorama depicting an apparent triple homicide, as part of the Renwick Gallery’s “Murder Is Her Hobby” exhibit. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)
The three forensic experts slowly, carefully examined the horrific crime scene. Three bloody bodies: A woman lying in bed, apparently shot to death; her husband face down on the floor next to the other side of the bed with a large crimson stain on the bed; and in an adjacent room, a baby in a crib, also apparently shot to death. If it were real, it would be too gruesome to look at for long, even for these three crime scene veterans.
In 1937, it was real. Somewhere in New England, the Judson family was found dead in their quaint home, three bottles of milk sitting outside the
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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (WMTV)— The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s seventh annual Horrific Crime Scene Revisited event will take place Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House at Pioneer Farm.
With more than 250 attendees last year, this highly anticipated event provides UW-Platteville students, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to explore the field of forensics without leaving Platteville.
“The scene we set up is always new and different,” said Kimberly Waite, forensic liaison for the UW-Platteville Criminal Justice Association. “Many students and community members are interested in either crime scene shows or actual crime scene processing techniques, so we draw quite the crowd.”
By recreating a famous homicide scene from the past, attendees assess a realistic crime scene set-up including mannequins posing as victims, walls splattered with artificial blood, rugs with temporary footprint impressions and more. Once