In the late 1990s, Tom Hill was a detective at the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department and Stewart Mosher was a crime scene supervisor at the nearby Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Tom and Stewart were good friends and would often compare notes on the scenes to which they responded. South Florida was famous for its violent, often bloody crime scenes, particularly beginning in the 1980s. The two were always looking for ways in which they could improve the results they received when processing these scenes.
Being a footwear examiner, Tom was interested in recovering footwear evidence from these scenes and began experimenting with chemical processing to visualize and collect latent footwear and bare footprint evidence. He shared these innovative techniques with Stewart. The two combined this material with techniques on mapping bloodstain patterns and other useful processes used in the investigation of bloody crime scenes, and by the year 2000 they had developed the Documentation and Enhancement of Bloody Crime Scenes course.
Originally, the course was available only in South Florida, but this year Tom and Stewart brought the course to Tri-Tech Forensics. The course was held earlier this year and is scheduled twice in 2019, in South Florida, and in Denver, Colorado. If you are called upon to process bloody crime scenes, you should consider attending this four-day course. Tom Hill says of those who have not taken the course, “These investigators don’t know what they’re missing…”
Check out the Upcoming Courses page for more course information.