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May 24th, 2012

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office presents its 2nd Annual Cold Case Homicide Conference

The conference will take place from Aug. 13-17 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The very impressive list of instructors and presenters listed in the email announcement:
• Detective Sgt. Pat Postiglione, Metropolitan Davidson County (Nashville) Police Department’s Cold Case Unit
• Dr. Lee Meadows Jantz and Dr. Joanne Bennett Devlin of the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Forensic Anthropology Department (The Body Farm)
• Jerry Findley, renowned veteran criminologist
• Special Supervisory Agent  Lydia Pozzato of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit
• Dr. J. Randall Pearce, forensic odontologist with the National Forensics Academy
• Nick Beres, Emmy Award-winning TV journalist and veteran Murfreesboro Police Department spokesman Kyle Evans
• William C. Whitesell, Tennessee’s 16th Judicial District Attorney General, and ADA J. Paul Newman
• Lt. Bill Sharp and Sgt. Dan Goodwin, RCSO Cold Case Unit
• Cold case murder victims’ surviving loved ones
Also from the email:

Attendees are being asked to bring at least one open-unsolved murder case to present to the entire class and instructors. A group discussion of investigative strategies will follow.
Tuition is $450, but agencies sending three investigators can add a fourth or more for half-price. DoubleTree is offering a conference rate on rooms of $77 per night for a king-room and $97 per night for a double-room.

The 2012 Conference curriculum and agenda has been certified by Tennessee’s Police Officer’s Standards and Training Commission. Bethel University in Jackson, Tenn., will confer one (1) semester hour of undergraduate credits to each attendee.
The 80 officers from 60 agencies across the USA and Canada who attended our 2011 conference gave it extremely positive reviews.

To reserve a conference slot, or for more information, contact:
Capt. Steve Spence: 615-904-3062,
Cpl. Greg Wassom: 615-904-3020,

Dr. Lee Meadows Jantz, one of the presenters.

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  • 1 Leslie // Jun 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

    My cousin was murdered in NYC,1968. To this day it is unsolved. He was involved with some shady people, high profile. How do I obtain info on his case? Too much known to post here. Any help would be appreciated.

  • 2 Stacy Horn // Jun 8, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I’m sorry about your cousin. If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free ask.

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