Explore the challenges involved with no body homicide investigations. Most start as missing persons cases; the suspect’s head start coupled with the absence of the victim’s body leaves gaping holes in the investigation. Experienced instructors will provide you with the framework and tools to build a prosecutable circumstantial case—regardless of the age of the case—from proving the victim is dead using established practices such as victimology, interviews, documents/records/digital footprint to search strategies and best practices in documentation. This training will also provide established prosecution strategies that maximize the likelihood of success. During instruction, there will be an opportunity to share your case as a class participation case study exercise.
**This training is closed to law enforcement, prosecution, and related court officials only. This training is closed to law enforcement, prosecution, and related court officials only.Law enforcement are encouraged to attend with their prosecutors.** During the training, you will have the opportunity to share your own cases with other participants, and instructors, Assistant District Attorney Robert Kaiser and Lt. of Investigations Marianne Flynn Statz, who have both been involved with no body homicide cases. You will come away with an executable list of sources of information, documents to obtain, and persons to get statements from.
Upon completion of this training, you will be able to: * Identify red flags in missing persons cases * Establish that the victim is deceased without a body * Build a solid circumstantial homicide case using anecdotal evidence and records * Document your case to maximize success * Prepare properly for trial to improve case outcomes when no body is recovered
* Law Enforcement * Prosecutors