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Can bloody dioramas show how to investigate a murder? These forensic experts say yes.


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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Forensic expert describes bloody crime scene

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An Oregon State Police forensic scientist described a violent crime scene in which the victim was bludgeoned multiple times. Although the victim was never named, the beating took place in the same location where accused murderer Edwin Lara said he killed Kaylee Sawyer by backing over her with his car last summer.

The description by Victoria Dickerson on Wednesday in Deschutes County Circuit Court, part of testimony during a seventh day of hearings in the case against Lara, was five days shy of the one-year anniversary of Sawyers murder. Dickerson investigated three scenes believed to be connected with Sawyers murder July 24.

Dickerson testified she investigated bloody drag marks from the edge of Central Oregon Community College parking lot B12. She testified the trail went out of the parking lot, up a hill and

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Students learn about forensic science through crime scene reenactment

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (KWWL) –

A serial killer getting dragged away by police.

This isn’t a real incident — it’s a reenactment. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville recreating a horrific crime scene.

“It’s a little gruesome to look at…one part with open guts, but at the same time it’s really fascinating to see,” said Tayte Hunter, a UW-Platteville student.

Bloody hand prints on the walls and bodies on the ground is part of the evidence. This exhibit recreating a scene that actually happened in the past.

It tells the story of Richard Chase. “The guy who committed the crime, he was nicknamed the ‘Vampire of Sacramento,’ he was actually drinking these people’s blood,” said Anthony Kalsch of McHenry, IL.

Visitors walking through this house trying piece the clues together and getting insight into what first responders do in real life. “Gathering as much information, and then

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Students learn about forensic science through crime scene reenac – KWWL – Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather …

According to the National Weather Service in Des Moines, an emergency alert was mistakenly sent out to phones in eastern Iowa. 

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