Written to help investigators learn how to establish an accurate finding of accidental, homicidal, or undetermined death from drowning, this book presents 16 actual drowning cases and examines and explains their associated forensic evidence. The authors give readers a general understanding of forensic evidence and explain how to interpret evidence within the context of a drowning. They take an interdisciplinary approach, linking evidence to the scene with other kinds of evidence. Case studies are presented, including one of the most controversial murder investigations in recent history, the Smiley Face Killers.
Kevin M. Gannon retired after 20 years of service as a Sergeant in the Detective Bureau from the New York City Police Department and with more than 14 years as supervisor. He has diversified training and experience in personal and physical security, investigation and surveillance, and disaster response. His background includes leadership positions responsible for the personal protection of numerous international dignitaries and personalities.
D. Lee Gilbertson holds a Ph.D. in Sociology (Gangs and Substance Abuse, 2002) and an M.S. in Criminal Justice (Criminology and Victimology 1996). His background includes 16 years of exemplary military service (infantry and signals intelligence) from 1976 to 1992.