Purdue College of Agriculture and Arizona State University to co-host Cold Case Symposium

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue College of Agriculture’s Department of Entomology is partnering with Arizona State University to co-host the inaugural Cold Case Symposium, an in-person and on-line occasion that can highlight America’s chilly case disaster. The symposium will happen Sept. 23, throughout National Forensic Science Week.

Krystal Hans, assistant professor of forensic entomology at Purdue, stated the symposium will spotlight a number of disappearances in Arizona. Families will focus on their very own family members’ disappearance instances, specializing in among the challenges they confronted whereas making an attempt to maneuver ahead in fixing the disappearances and providing recommendation to households in related conditions.

“This 12 months we’ll be specializing in loads of Arizona instances, significantly ones within the Phoenix space, with the hope that households which might be native can attend in individual to raised community with individuals who have shared experiences and to grasp the assets which might be out there to them,” Hans stated. “We can have counselors on web site as effectively, as we notice the character of this subject and its accompanying materials is triggering. We need to assist households and our contributors as a lot as we are able to.”

David Robinson II, whose son Daniel went lacking in Buckeye, Arizona, greater than a 12 months in the past, will talk about his son’s case, the proof recovered and his continued search to find his son. He not too long ago based the Daniel Robinson Foundation to assist households in related conditions.

Sarah Turney, advocate and host of the podcast “Voices for Justice”, will converse in regards to the energy of social media and her expertise with propelling lacking individuals instances farther into the highlight.

Kelsi German, who obtained a bachelor’s diploma in forensic psychology from Purdue in May, will converse in regards to the 2017 unsolved double homicide of Abigail Williams and Liberty German, Kelsi’s youthful sister, and the experiences and challenges her household confronted of their pursuit of justice.

The registration payment for attending nearly is $7, and Purdue college students enrolled within the forensic science course can register at no cost. The in-person attendance payment, which incorporates lunch and parking on the ASU campus, is $25. The symposium takes place 11:30 a.m. EDT (8:30 a.m. MST) to five p.m. EDT (2 p.m. MST). For extra data, registration and a full schedule of the Cold Case Symposium, go to https://na.eventscloud.com/coldcase22 

Writer: Jillian Ellison, 765-494-0948, ellison1@purdue.edu

Source: Krystal Hans, 765-494-1079, hans3@purdue.edu

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