September 18th - 21st, 2023
Class size is limited to allow for adequate hands-on involvement in the practical exercise. Register early to ensure a spot in this training.
The Clandestine Grave and Surface Remains Recovery Short Course is a four-day, hands-on course designed to orient detectives, crime scene investigators, and medicolegal death investigators to the proper techniques for processing surface skeleton and buried body scenes. The course includes the following topics in combined classroom instruction and actual buried and surface remain recovery exercises:
Upon successful completion of this course, the attendee should be able to understand and implement the process of locating and documenting buried bodies and surface scattered human remains; think critically about the type of experts needed to provide analyses integral to case resolution; recommend personnel and equipment needs for exhumations and surface scatter scenes.
This course is approved for continuing education credits by the Missouri Department of Public Safety POST commission as well as the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact the organizer of this event at [email protected]
Can I pay by check or purchase order?
Yes - If your agency or government body wishes to register and pay by check or purchase order, register as normal and choose the pay-by-invoice option.
What's the refund policy?
A refund cannot be given for this event. However, the credit will be given for this - or other courses in the future with one year.
Lodging and Hotels
Our preferred Hotel provider is the Super 8 Hotel. Their phone number is 573-885-2087. When making reservations, use the code (criminal and death investigation course) to get the program price.
Is the training held within walking distance of any hotel?
What is the nearest Airport
The nearest airport is Lambert Field in St. Louis, Missouri.
Disclaimer: The instructors, authors, and DITA make no warranty, expressed or implied, to the students attending this training and accept no responsibility for its use or application. The student assumes sole responsibility for determining the appropriateness of any suggested methodology, calculation, or investigative application, for any conclusions drawn from the results of its use, and for any actions taken or not taken as a result of analysis performed using this investigative training.
Dr. Mark Beary is the consulting forensic anthropologist for the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office, located in Columbia, Mo. He worked as a professional archaeologist for several years before entering the field of forensic anthropology. In 2005 he received his Master’s degree in Forensic and Biological Anthropology and in 2018 he received his Ph.D. in Anthropology with a focus in bioarchaeology and forensics. He has worked on numerous cases through the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office over the past ten years. He has also worked directly with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to recover human remains from outdoor crime scenes and clandestine graves. His professional interests include forensic archaeology and outdoor crime scene recovery; forensic taphonomy including forensic entomology; development of biological profiles from human skeletal remains; and human skeletal trauma analysis.
Darren Dake is a law enforcement professional with over 35 years’ experience in criminal and medicolegal death investigation. Darren has worked in both the law enforcement realm of investigations as well as in the role of the senior investigator with the Coroner’s office for over 20 years. This combined investigative experience has uniquely established Darren as an expert in investigations which allows him to consult and teach internationally on investigation practices and procedures.
Darren holds national certification as a Medicolegal Death Investigator through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI), as well as being a nationally certified criminal investigator and certified criminal investigations instructor.
Other accomplishments include the founding of the Death Investigation Academy as well as other investigator-focused resources such as the Coroner Talk Podcast.
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