Dr. Joe Keiper, executive director of VMNH, presented "Insect evidence from serial killings: The use of museum collections to assist investigators" to the public on September 12 at the museum. During his presentation, Dr. Keiper discussed his work as a forensic investigator in actual serial killing cases and how the use of insects from crime scenes can often serve as an important element in helping the justice system.

The lecture was part of the museum's "2nd Thursday Science Talks", which features a new scientific topic each month presented by experts on the respective subjects. The presentations are free to the public and occur the second Thursday of each month though May 8. For more information, including a complete schedule, be sure to visit www.vmnh.net/science-talks.

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