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Cold Case Conference 2017
October 17, 2017 @ 08:00 - October 19, 2017 @ 15:00$400.00
Hosted by SACCI (Saskatchewan Association of Cold Case Investigators)
The goal of this conference is to provide law enforcement personnel with effective cold case investigative techniques and file management skills specific to the investigation of cold cases and long term missing persons.
This conference is open to law enforcement members and related fields. Other interested parties, please contact [email protected] for inquiries.
Coffee breaks and snacks, as well as lunch, is included in the conference price. Please email [email protected] if you have any dietary restrictions.
Mixer to be held at Casino Regina, Tuesday evening. Appetizers included.
Special Agent Andrew Harasimchuk – Ohio Attorney General
Convicted Serial Kidnapper/Rapist Ariel Castro
“You took 11 years of my life away and I have got it back. I spent 11 years in hell. Now your hell is just beginning”
-Michelle Knight (first victim)
Ariel Castro, between 2002 and 2013, kidnapped and imprisoned three young women – Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Georgina DeJesus. In 2013 Amanda Berry was able to escape which brought about the rescue of Michelle Knight and Georgina DeJesus and the arrest of Ariel Castro. Though Ariel Castro pled guilty to 937 criminal counts of rape, kidnapping, and aggravated murder to avoid the death penalty his life sentence in prison ended with the taking of his own life.
Detective Sergeant Shane Riddell and Detective Sergeant Greg Hovdestad – Regina Police Service
Convicted Serial Killer Clayton Eichler
“My baby was wrapped in garbage bags and a hockey bag and I thought he had no soul”
-Maxine Goforth, mother of victim Kelly Goforth
Richele Bear was reported missing on September 5, 2013. Kelly Goforth was reported missing on September 23, 2013 and her body was discovered in a Lorras Disposal container on September 25, 2013. The investigation resulted in Clayton Eichler being charged with 1st degree murder in both cases on May 8, 2014. Upon commencement of the trial Clayton Eichler pled guilty on September 19, 2016, to avoid disclosure of the case facts. This would be Regina’s first documented serial killer. The body of Richele Bear’s body has yet to be recovered.
Former FBI Special Agent
“In New York, 2,753 people were killed, but the towers housed 50,000 people and another 40,000 people passed through there every day. Heroes saved 95 percent of those people there. And 9/11 brought forth a lot of them – the rescue workers in New York and the Pentagon, the brave souls on Flight 93”
On September 11, 2001 the Islamic Terrorist group Al-Qaeda coordinated four attacks on the United States. This would turn out to be the FBI’s largest investigation for in the first six months alone it consumed more that 3.9 million work hours by agents and support personnel. In the first 30 days Special Agent Tom Locke directed and designed the investigation from FBI headquarters. Al-Qaeda was identified as the group responsible within 36 hours of these terrorist events.
Fifteen years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, the remains of 1,113 victims – 40 percent of the 2,753 who died – still have not been identified.
Dr. Ernie Walker
University of Saskatchewan, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
As a recognized Canadian expert in his field Dr. Walker has been working with the RCMP and the Municipal Police agencies since the 1980’s. His work has included the excavation of clandestine graves, identification of remains and training members in search methods. Dr. Walker will share experiences, knowledge, and insight into cold case investigations.
Sergeant Tam Bui – Toronto Homicide Section and Detective Shawn Marshall – Computer Cyber Crimes
Online Investigations – using the web to your advantage
In the last 10 years the internet has seen a proliferation of different forms of Social Media that has ultimately changed the way that many people use the Internet. Toronto Police Service Cybercrime Unit will present on the multiple uses of social media platforms in cold case investigations, with examples from the experiences of the Cybercrime Section of Toronto Police, including a solved cold case homicide from 2015.