Overdose Death Investigation

Deaths from illicit drugs, especially fentanyl and counterfeit drugs composed mostly of fentanyl, are at historic highs.

Due to challenges with evidence and other complications, such as uncooperative witnesses and family members, overdose death cases are typically difficult to solve and prosecute.

In this fascinating session, participants learn how investigators use clues and evidence, such as items located at the scene, cell phone and other electronic search histories, social media, toxicology, witness statements and interviews, and more, to determine if the victim died by accidental overdose or at the hands of a murderer.

Location: CC213

Ryan Meader

Steve Miesner

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