Seminar Title

Death and Homicide Investigation Conference: Training in Areas Not Normally Included in Homicide Classes

Dates of Events

09/26/2023 through 09/29/2023

Last Updated: 09/28/2023
Instructor(s): Glenn Bard, Thomas Martin, Michael Murphy, Robert G. Lowery, Jr., Melanie Rouse
Location: St. Charles Convention Center - One Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO 63303
Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis St. Charles - Two Convention Center Blvd, St. Charles, MO 63303
Hotel: Drury Plaza Hotel Chesterfield - 355 Chesterfield Center East, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Course Registration Fee: $495
Instructor Bio
Glenn Bard
Glenn Bard is a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper First Class and a U.S. Veteran of Operation Desert Storm. In 1999 Glenn began Computer Crime Investigations for the state police and has since investigated crimes across the United States ranging from Child Pornography to Criminal Homicide. Glenn has also conducted forensic examinations for city, state and federal Law Enforcement Agencies including the FBI, US Postal Inspectors, and I.C.E. as well as foreign governments.
Glenn has been certified as an expert in numerous states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United States Federal Court System in the areas of Digital Forensics, Cellular Technology and Computer Technology.
Glenn has been a speaker for organizations of all sizes and types, both public and private, to include the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, World Security Congress, and hundreds of law enforcement agencies, law firms and universities.
Several of the cases Glenn has worked have received National coverage, to include Fox News, Dateline, the Associated Press, Yahoo!, the New York Times, and many more.
Glenn has received numerous awards during his military and police career, including Honorable Discharges from both the United States Army and the Pennsylvania State Police.
Glenn developed, created and implemented certifications for two forensic software companies used by agencies around the world.
Glenn is the Chief Technical officer for PATCtech, overseeing all Digital Forensic and Data Services. Glenn has acted as technical consultant and/or personally developed Computer Forensic Programs at multiple Colleges, to include Westmoreland County Community College where he was a faculty instructor prior to retiring.

Thomas Martin
Tom Martin, Senior Investigator, New York State Police, (retired)
Senior Investigator Tom Martin retired from the New York State Police after a twenty-two year career. Tom began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a uniformed New York State Trooper, and spent the majority of his career assigned to a full time crime scene/ major case investigation unit, retiring as the supervisor of that unit.
Upon his retirement, Tom established his forensic consulting company, Crime Scene Forensics, LLC, and provides forensic training and case consultations nationwide. He continues to work regularly in the field of forensic investigations and concentrates on homicide and questioned death scene investigations, bloodstain pattern analysis cases, shooting incident reconstructions and officer involved shooting investigations and reconstructions. Tom regularly provides expert forensic testimony in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Tom has worked with the U.S. State Dept and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, (IACP) in developing and delivering training programs involving evidence based investigations for ranking members of Iraqi police forces.
Tom is a nationally recognized speaker who has been providing training to law enforcement agencies nationwide for over twenty-five years. He is currently a faculty member for the National District Attorneys Association.

Michael Murphy
P. Michael Murphy serves as President and CEO of M POWER USA, an international management consulting firm providing management and leadership guidance to public and private agencies. Dr. Murphy brings forty plus years of law enforcement and public service experience to the position serving in a multitude of roles giving him a unique perspective beginning with boots on the ground to Chief of Police.
His journey of public service began as an entry level police officer in Kansas City, Kansas to serving as Chief of Police in Mesquite, Nevada. Dr. Murphy most recently served as Director of Special Services for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia where he was responsible for the Long Term Missing and Unidentified, Forensic Services, Image Enhancement/Age Progression Units while serving as the National Amber Alert Coordinator.
Prior to his time on the national stage, Dr. Murphy served as Coroner for the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner for 13 years while simultaneously acted as the Interim Director of Juvenile Justice Services and Chief Lobbyist for the 76th & 77th Legislative Sessions of the Nevada Legislature.
Michael is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a doctoral degree in Business Administration with California Pacific University. He is also a Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.

Robert G. Lowery, Jr.
Robert Lowery was the 5th police official to be appointed as Commander of the elite 35-year Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad, a multi-jurisdictional violent crime task force concerned with the high profile murder investigations in Missouri and Illinois. Serving 2.5 million citizens across 12 counties. Formed partnerships with Federal Law Enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United State Marshal Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Secret Service and Internal Revenue to maximize resources available for in-progress homicide cases. Robert created the Technical Operations Group, a specially trained team designed to provide electronic support in tracking and locating suspects. Robert created the Family Liaison Program which provided specially trained investigators to work with families of victims of homicide cases, investigated violent crimes with 500 Law Enforcement Investigators from over 100 local, county, state, federal agencies and managed high-level murder cases in collaboration with numerous officers and agencies.
Robert is a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association, Quantico, Virginia, United State Department of Justice, Federal Agency Task Force on Missing and Exploited Children, Washington DC, International Coroners and Medical Examiners Association and Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Academy Association.

Melanie Rouse
Melanie Rouse, Coroner Clark County, NV
Melanie Rouse is currently the Clark County Coroner in Nevada. She previously worked as the Chief Medical Investigator/ Manager for the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office and has further experience working in the position of Mass Fatality Coordinator/Emergency Management Specialist. Melanie is on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IACME) and currently serving as the Chair of the Ethics Committee. Melanie’s academic credentials include a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Colorado State University and a Masters of Arts degree in Psychology/Criminal Justice Studies from University of the Rockies. She is a doctoral candidate for a Doctorate of Public Administration from Liberty University, an American Board Certified as a Medicolegal Death Investigator Fellow and certified as a HAZMAT operational level responder for Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Homicide & Death Investigation
Training in Areas Not Normally Included in Homicide Classes
•When the Bodies Come to You •Response to Mass Causalities • Technology Used in Homicide Investigations •Blood spatter and Crime Scene •DNA/Genealogy• Role of the Coroner • Resiliency and Wellness
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m.—9:00 a.m. Welcome and Schedule 
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Melanie Rouse
· When the Bodies Come to You: Human Remains Found in Lake Mead
· Rapid Response to Mass Casualties
12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.
 1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Glenn Bard
· Electronic and Digital Evidence Used for Homicide Investigations and Prosecution: Speaking for the Vicitms
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
● Managing The Large Scale Homicide Investigation
● Collecting Evidence for the Psychiatrist
● Managing the Large Scale Homicide Search
● Dealing with the Media
1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
● Understanding & Investigating Motive and Culpable Mental State
● Cold Blooded Murder vs. Hot Blooded Murder
● The “Overkill” Murder Scene
● The Importance of Documenting Where the Blood Is and Where the Blood Isn’t
● Which Blood Stained Evidence Should I send to the Lab?
Thursday, September 28, 2023
8:00 a.m. – Noon Mike Murphy
Role of the Coroner in death investigations
· Cause and Manner of death
· Case review of all manners of death
· Homicide
· Suicide
· Natural
· Accident
· Undetermined
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
Robert Lowery
New Advancements n DNA Searches – Familial Searches and Genetic Genealogy
Open-Source Databases Research and The Family Tree Myths
Phenotyping Case Studies
Open-Source Databases Research and The Family Tree Myths
Phenotyping Case Studies
Friday, September 29, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Mike Murphy
A coroner perspective to Child Death investigation a team approach

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