PULLMAN, Wash. — The WSU Forensic Science Club and the Palouse-Clearwater Search and Rescue group have organized a three-day, crime scene analysis class, which is slated for this weekend.  The class will be taught by three members of the King County Sheriff’s Department, including Kathy Decker, who is a lead investigator on the Green River killer task force.

The class will consist of a Friday night lecture session.  Then, the approximately 35 class members will spend Saturday in the field investigating a mock crime scene set up by the King County instructors at Laird Park.  On Sunday, the group will debrief back on campus.  Some 10 WSU students and about 25 local law enforcement officers are registered to attend. 

Notes for reporters
Reporters are invited to cover and photograph the activities on Saturday at Laird Park.  The park is located about 45 minutes from Moscow, Idaho.  Take Highway 95 north out of Moscow to the Potlatch Y.  Turn east onto State Route 6 to Harvard.  Three miles east of Harvard, toward Bovill, watch for Laird Park, Grizzly Camp sign on the right.  Turn and continue about three more miles.

On Saturday, the class begins at 8 a.m., but organizers recommend that reporters arrive about 10 a.m. after the fieldwork begins.  Students will be searching for tracks and conducting close searches for pieces of evidence.  Rain will not cancel.  Reporters should ask for Molly Mahoney, president of the WSU Forensics Club, or Dr. Bethany Marshall, the club’s advisor, when they arrive.