Dr. Henry C. Lee is one of the world’s foremost forensic scientists. Dr. Lee’s work has made him a landmark in modern-day criminal investigations. He has been a prominent player in many of the most challenging cases of the last 50 years. Dr. Lee has worked with law enforcement agencies in helping to solve more than 8000 cases. In recent years, his travels have taken him to England, Bosnia, Canada, China, Brunei, Bermuda, Germany, Singapore, Thailand, Middle East, South America and other locations around the world.
Dr. Lee’s testimony figured prominently in the O. J. Simpson, Jason Williams, Peterson, and Kennedy Smith Trials; and in convictions of the “Woodchipper” murderer as well as thousands of other murder cases. He assisted local and state police in their investigations of other famous crimes, such as the murder of JonBenet Ramsey in Boulder, Colorado, the 1993 suicide of White House Counsel Vincent Foster, the death of Chandra Levy, the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, and the reinvestigation of the Kennedy assassination. He was a consultant for more than 800 law enforcement agencies.
Dr. Lee is currently a Distinguished Chair Professor in Forensic Science, Vice President of Global Affair and the director of Forensic Research and Training Center of University of New Haven. He was the Chief Emeritus for the Connecticut State Police during 2000-2010 and was the Commissioner of Public Safety for the State of Connecticut during 1998 to 2000 and has served as the state’s Chief Criminalist from 1978 to 2000. Dr. Lee was the driving force in establishing a modern state police communication system, Community based police services sex offender and DNA databank, major crime investigation concepts and advanced forensic science services in Connecticut.
In 1975, Dr. Lee joined the University of New Haven, where he created the school’s Forensic Sciences program. He has also taught as a professor at more than a dozen universities, law schools, and medical schools. Though challenged with the demands on his time, Dr. Lee still lectures throughout the country and world to police, universities and civic organizations. He’s authored more than two hundred articles in professional journals and has co-authored more than 40 books, covering the areas, such as; DNA, Fingerprints, Trace Evidence, Crime Scene Investigation and Crime Scene Reconstruction. He is the author of some best sellers, such as Famous Crimes Revisited, Cracking Cases: the science of solving crimes, Blood Evidence, and Cracking More Cases. In addition, his textbooks such as Forensic Science, Physical Evidence and Henry Lee’s Crime Scene Handbook have been widely adopted in medical legal and forensic professions. He has appeared in many TV shows and movies. His new television series, Trace Evidence – Dr. Henry Lee File has received high ratings and has been broadcasted around the world.
Dr. Lee has been the recipient of numerous medals and awards, including the 1996 Medal of Justice from the Justice Foundation, and the 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Science and Engineer Association. He has also been the recipient of the Distinguished Criminalist Award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS); the J. Donero Award from the International Association of Identification and in 1992, was elected a distinguished Fellow of the AAFS. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFE) in 2000, Medal of Honor by the Ellis Island Foundation in 2004, Congressional Recognition for Outstanding services by the US Congress in 2004, Presidential Medal of Honor by the President of Croatia in 2005, Medal of Service from the Ministry of Interior, Taiwan, ROC in 2006, and Gusi Peace Award from the Philippines in 2008.
Dr. Lee was born in China and grew up in Taiwan. Dr. Lee first worked for the Taipei Police Department, attaining the rank of Captain. With his wife, Margaret, Dr. Lee came to the United States in 1965, and he earned his B.S. in Forensic Science from John Jay College in 1972. Dr. Lee continued his studies in biochemistry at NYU where he earned his Master’sDegree in 1974 and his Ph.D. in 1975. He has also received special training from the FBI Academy, ATF, RCMP, and other organizations. He is a recipient of 30 Honorary degrees: Doctorate Degrees of Science from the University of New Haven, University of Connecticut, Honorary Doctorate of Law from Roger Williams Law School, Mitchell College, American International University and Taiwan Scientific Technology University, Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters from the University of Bridgeport, St. Joseph College, Armstrong University in Hon Kong,Hwa Tong University in Taiwan, University of Law and Political Science in China, University of Spite in Croatia, International Burch University in Bosnia, in recognition of his contributions to Law and Science.
Mr. McCrary entered on duty as a Special Agent with the FBI on December 1, 1969. As an FBI Agent, he served in various investigative capacities throughout the United States. He has been associated with the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) since its inception in 1985. At the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, Agent McCrary analyzed crimes and crime scenes, constructed behavioral profiles of unknown offenders and provided threat analysis and dangerousness assessments. He conducted research regarding violent offenders and their crimes and continues to provide training in these matters throughout the world.
He has provided expert witness testimony in homicide and rape trials in North America and Europe and has testified before Select Senate Committees on Sexual Violence in New York State and Massachusetts. He has consulted on thousands of cases throughout North America, Central America, Europe and Asia and has provided consultation and training regarding violence-related issues to state, local, federal and international agencies. In 1993 he chaired and was the principal instructor for the First International Symposium on Criminal Investigative Analysis held in Vienna, Austria.
Mr. McCrary has authored numerous publications including “The Unknown Darkness, Profiling the Predators Among Us” with Katherine Ramsland and was a contributing author to the FBI’s Crime Classification Manual published in 1992 by Lexington Press. His work in violent crime has been highlighted in several television documentaries including The Mind of a Serial Killerproduced by NOVA for the Public Broadcasting System. This documentary was nominated for an Emmy Award as the best documentary of the year in 1992. Noted British criminologist and author Colin Wilson dedicated his 1990 book, The Serial Killers, to Agent McCrary.
Since retiring from the FBI in 1995, Mr. McCrary has provided expert testimony in civil and criminal litigation both nationally and internationally. He also provides expert commentary on multiple national media platforms, including NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The Discovery Channel and A&E, among others. He appears as a guest on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and other current event programs. Mr. McCrary is quoted frequently in magazines and newspapers throughout the world. He continues to give numerous presentations to professional organizations such as the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA).
Mr. McCrary is a former adjunct professor of forensic psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale and at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.
Mr. McCrary’s formal education includes a B.A. from Ithaca College, graduate work in Criminal Justice at Long Island University, additional graduate work at the University of Virginia, and a Master’s Degree in Psychological Services from Marymount University.
Ashley Willcott, a former judge, trial lawyer, and mediator, hosts Court TV's live coverage, weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. ET. Willcott is a well-known legal analyst, having appeared as a guest on HLN, CNN, Fox Nation, and others. Willcott has been part of Court TV’s on-air team, filling in at the anchor desk since 2020, while also teaching trial skills at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). Willcott is a Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist and was the governor appointed Child Advocate for the State of Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and English from Newcomb College at Tulane University and her Juris Doctor degree from the Emory University School of Law.
Named one of the world’s most influential women in forensics in 2019, renowned forensic criminologist, crime scene reconstruction expert, and licensed private investigator, Dr. Laura Pettler owns and operates Laura Pettler & Associates (LPA), voted the #1 Scientific, Multidisciplinary, Victim-Centered Death Investigations firm in the world three years running. After coming off weekends touring for her first original album, ‘TRUCKS R4 GIRLS’ and while employed simultaneously as Prosecutorial District 20A' of North Carolina’s Investigator, Director of its Crime Scene Reconstruction & Behavioral Analysis Program, and Head of its Cold Case TASK FORCE, Dr. Pettler earned her PhD in 2011 by published the world’s third doctoral dissertation on crime scene staging behaviors in homicide cases housed in the United States Library of Congress then published the first book in the world on crime scene staging, five-star best seller entitled, Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases. In 2013, Dr. Pettler invented The Kaleidoscope System, from reimagining her original 2008 ‘Tubular Dowel Crime Scene Reconstruction’ system sold in 30 countries since 2009…and that’s just for starters.
Along with working homicide now for 20 years, writing, teaching, inventing, and her music, Dr. Pettler appeared as the OzTeam Forensic Criminologist on the 9x Emmy-Winning The Dr. Oz Show for several seasons and is currently the Forensic Criminologist on Emmy-Winning CBS46 cold case tv show CSI Atlanta Seasons 1 and 2. Laura is also Executive Producer/Host/Artist of LPA’s upcoming podcast The Murder Room coming late 2021 early 2022, and is co-host of Melissa Moore’s podcast Life After Happy Face dropped July 9, 2021. Further, in 2017, Laura was the Executive Producer/Host/Artist Notorious: True Crime Stories with Laura Pettler nominated for Best Director by the International Academy of WebTelevision and regularly appears on numerous True Crime television programs, such as The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes, Snapped!, Killer Motive, Secrets of the Morgue, Deadly Women, Wrong Man, Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio, mini-series' shows like Death at the Mansion and Lovers Lane, and CourtTV, Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, The Mel Robbins Show, and Daily Mail TV.
Cloyd Steiger is the author of the book’s, Homicide: The View from Inside the Yellow Tape, and Seattle’s Forgotten Serial Killer–Gary Gene Grant. He retired in 2016 after 36 years with the Seattle Police Department. He worked as a Homicide Detective for the last 22 of those years.
He is the former Chief Criminal Investigator of the Washington State Attorney General’s Homicide Investigation Tracking System, (HITS), which tracks all murders in Washington, Oregon, and Montana, as well as assists local agencies with homicide investigations, including cold case homicides.
Cloyd is the Director of Investigations Consulting for the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases, a national group comprised of experts in various aspects of homicide investigations, (such as Investigative, Behavioral, Laboratory, etc.) which helps with cold case murders from all across the United States. (AISOCC.com), as well as the Director of Investigations at the Midwest Cold Case Task Force, assisting in cold case murder investigations in the midwest US. He is a contributor to Crime Stories with Nancy Grace on Fox Nation and Sirius/XM Radio’s Triumph Channel, (#111).
He has been featured in the following books:
Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder, (Ann Rule 2008), Footsteps in the Snow (Charles Lachman, 2014), and Rogue Justice (fiction) (William Neal, 2012). He’s also appeared on the following television programs:
48 Hours, (CBS) 2012 Cold as Ice, Dead of Night, (Investigation Discovery Network) Episode: “Misfortune Teller”, Footsteps in the Snow (Nancy Glass Productions-Lifetime Movie Network-2014), Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen, Episode: “Senseless in Seattle”, (Investigation Discovery Network, ITN Productions-September 2015), Real Detective, (Investigation Discovery Network) Episode: “Vengeance”, and WAM Productions, February, 2016 Bloodline Investigations, (CBS Documentary for European Television), and American Detective, (Investigation Discover Network, Jupiter Entertainment), and Mastermind of Murder, (Oxygen Network, Nancy Glass Productions), both of which aired in the fall of 2020.
He is also a frequent guest on True Crime podcasts, including Murder was the Case; Crawlspace Podcast; Missing Maura Murray; House of Mystery; and The Toll podcast.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland teaches forensic psychology at DeSales University, where she is the Assistant Provost. She has appeared on more than 200 crime documentaries and magazine shows, is an executive producer of Murder House Flip, and has consulted for CSI, Bones, and The Alienist. The author of more than 1,500 articles and 69 books, including How to Catch a Killer, The Psychology of Death Investigations, and Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, The BTK Killer. She was co-executive producer for the A&E documentary based on it. Dr. Ramsland consults on death investigations and now writes a fiction series based on a female forensic psychologist who manages an investigative team and accepts cases that include paranormal aspects.
Over the years since the battle, stories of scores of sightings, stranger than reality, have emerged from the quaint houses and gentle fields in and around the town of Gettysburg: Stories of sightings of these soldiers, moving again in battle lines, across the fields where they once marched. . .and died; tales of visions through a rip in time into the horrible scene of a Civil War hospital; whispers of a look at men long dead held eternally captive by duty. These apparitions–and more–come back to remind us, in one way or another that they are not to be forgotten for what they did here. . .
In 1991, the first book in Mark Nesbitt’s Ghosts of Gettysburg series was released. In 1994, he was approached by a member of Gettysburg’s borough council about creating a “ghost” tour based on the stories in his books. Mark accepted the challenge and the result was the first ghost walk in Gettysburg, The Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours®. Armed with tales from his ghost books–and with a few that aren’t–guides dressed in period attire take visitors on evening tours through sections of town that were bloody battlefields; through night-darkened streets to houses and buildings where it’s not as quiet as it should be; to sites on the old Pennsylvania College campus where the slain once lay in rows, and the wounded suffered horribly, waiting to become corpses themselves; to cemeteries where the dead lie. . .sometimes not so peacefully.
Stories from the Ghosts of Gettysburg books have been seen, and/or heard, on The History Channel, A&E, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, Coast to Coast AM, and numerous other local television programs and specials.
Carol Nesbitt was introduced to “ghosts” and the paranormal in 2003, which just happens to coincide with her marriage to Mark: Mr. Ghosts of Gettysburg. As a paranormal team, Carol’s computer/science background is the perfect compliment to Mark’s history/writing expertise. Carol is co-owner of the Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours® and Second Chance Publications. Prior to joining the family “ghost” business, she held a technical management position with a major software vendor.
Sheryl McCollum has worked with criminals like famed Mafia hit man Frank Cullotta, the ex Imperial Wizard of the KKK, the Flint River Killer, Alcatraz Inmate #1355 Robert Schibline and Jimmy Hoffa’s driver to gain intel on how to solve certain cold case. She has also worked side by side with notable family members such as Beth Holloway, Donna Norris, Sue Savio, Lana Wood, Donna Pettis and Susan Levy. She not only admired them but considers them friends. She genuinely befriended them all. For almost forty years, Sheryl has used her training and experience in criminal justice to solve some of the country’s most difficult cases.
Sheryl is a Emmy Award winning Crime Scene Investigator with a metro Atlanta Police Department. Sheryl is a regular on Crime Stories with Nancy Grace and a CrimeOnLine guest expert contributor. As a college professor in 2004 she founded the non-profit Cold Case Investigative Research Institute. She recently joined a CBS affiliate as a crime scene analyst and investigator for the featured news segment CSI Atlanta.
McCollum’s background includes the director of the Crisis Response Team for the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. The team that she coordinated responded to the Centennial Olympic Park bombing and assisted federal, state and local law enforcement and the victims of this terrorist event. Moreover, she served as the Georgia state director of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Coordinator for Federal Operation Weed&Seed, earned the rank of Captain with the Fulton County Sheriffs Department Special Operations Unit, and was the leader of the State CRT that responded to the Pentagon during the 9/11 Terror Attacks. McCollum is a co-author of the book Cold Case: Pathways to Justice.
Sheryl has a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and a Masters in Policing from Kaplan University. She has received numerous awards and accolades during her distinguished career including twice Employee of the Year at her police department , The President Award for Innovation, The Golden Apple for Teaching Bauder College, numerous letters of recognition and commendation and the Emmy Award for CSI Atlanta. She is also a member of the highly respected Cold Case Foundation, a criminological group the assisted law enforcement nationwide with unsolved cases.
Sheryl has reviewed, consulted and worked on thousands of criminal cases across the USA and has appears on Dateline, Nancy Grace, Dr. Oz, CSI Atlanta, Fox Nation, and Discovery ID. Some of her most famous cases include: The Boston Strangler, Natalie Wood, Kathleen Savio (Drew Peterson), Don Lewis (Tiger King), Natalee Holloway, and the Missing and Murdered Children (Wayne Williams) and Tu Pac Shakur.
Stephanie Scott-Snyder is a forensic clinical evaluator andmental health clinician with over a decade of experience working with offenders. She conducts psychological risk assessments and provides court-ordered therapy to individuals convicted of violent crimes such as murder, arson, sexual assault, and kidnapping. She specializes in sex crimes and has consulted on both serial rape and sexual homicide cases. In addition, Scott-Snyder has expertise in providing crisis intervention to survivors of violent crime and works closely with police personnel and often trains law enforcement about how mental illness relates to and impacts criminal behavior, and thus presents at crime scenes.
Scott-Snyder is the author of two books: Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Essentials for Law Enforcement and When Women Offend: Crime and the Female Perpetrator. For the latter, she spent six months traveling to jails, prisons, and halfway houses, and interviewing some of America’s most violent women, in order to better understand their motives, criminal trajectories, and attempts to manipulate police in an effort to escape detection. Moreover, Scott-Snyder is an adjunct faculty member at DeSales University and Caldwell University where she teaches Forensic Psychology and Offender Counseling, respectively. She is also a member of The VidocqSociety, an organization that assists law enforcement in solving cold case homicides.
Scott-Snyder serves on the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association of Passaic County, NJ and is a Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) as well as the New Jersey chapter of ATSA. She is also a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor (CCFC) by the National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC).
Prior to her experience in forensic psychology, Scott-Snyder was a Writer/Producer at various television networks in New York City including CourtTV and A&E, where she was responsible for On Air material for true crime shows including Forensic Files, Body of Evidence, and The First 48.
Rachael Bell is a serial killer expert and creator of Crimes Unlimited, a true crime podcast and the Savannah Crime Expo. She worked as a researcher, author and serial killer expert for 11 years, in the late 1990’s to 2010, at CourtTV’s Crime Library, an internet-based true crime data source. Bell’s mother, serial killer expert Marilyn J. Bardsley, was the founder and executive editor of CourtTV’s Crime Library. Bell is noted as one of the website’s earliest authors.
While working for Court TV’s Crime Library, Bell researched and wrote more than 70 extensive articles about crime and psychology, as well as numerous real-time news articles. Some of the articles written by Bell included the BTK killer Dennis Rader, the Green River Killer, O.J. Simpson, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Ed Gein and Wayne Williams. A co-authored article about the BTK Killer, written by forensic experts David Lohr, Rachael Bell and Marilyn Bardsley, was used by serial killer Dennis Rader to taunt the police before his capture. Another of Bell’s articles about the Wayne William’s serial killer (Atlanta Child Murders) case was used by The Green River Killer task force to aid in the investigation of the crimes, prior to serial killer Gary Ridgway’s capture.
Rachael Bell is also a clinical counselor who received her Bachelor of Psychology degree at George Mason University and 2 master’s degrees from the royal Leiden University in the Netherlands (Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology). She interned at a forensic institute in the Netherlands where she also conducted in-prison counseling with offenders. Moreover, she taught Psychology at Webster University in the Netherlands, including one of the first Criminal & Forensic Psychology courses in the country. She taught at Leiden University and currently is an adjunct professor of Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice at DeSales University.
Bell, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, returned to the United States in 2007, where she worked as a clinical counselor at a psychiatric facility. While there, she specialized in treating sex offenders, adolescent clients with criminal psychiatric problems and other mental health issues. She used her vast experience in criminal behavior to continue treating adult sex offenders, as well as other client populations, in her private clinical practice.
Bell authored the book “Sexual Obsessions Gone Wrong”, high-lighting severe paraphilic behaviors and related legal ramifications. She created the Crimes Unlimited true-crime podcast and the Savannah Crime Expo as a tribute to her mother, in the hopes of continuing her legacy. Furthermore, Bell is Vice President of Marketing at Crimescape Books. Bell has also been interviewed as a criminal expert for cable on the Oxygen Channel’s “Mark of a Killer”, ReelzTV’s “Hollywood Scandals”, CNN/Headline News’ “Jane Valez-Mitchell” show, E! Entertainment Television’s program “Going Postal: 15 Most Shocking Acts of Violence”, E! Entertainment Television’s “20 Most Shocking Unsolved Crimes”, Investigative Discovery Channel show “Hometown Homicide” and Lifetime Movie Network’s crime series “Killer Kids”, as well as other news and tv shows.
In memory of my beautiful and loving mother Marilyn J. Bardsley, who was an author, serial killer expert and creator of both Crimescape and CourtTV’s Crime Library. Also in memory of my amazing and loving husband William “Jay” Fulwiler. Everything I am is because of them. ❤️
Rachael Bell, creator of the Savannah Crime Expo
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