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Death at Altitude: From Field to Lab

Now open for registration!

When: June 15-16, 2023; 8 am – 5 pm

Where: 911 Clark St, Fairplay CO

Instructors: David Kintz, Christiane Baigent, Melissa Connor, Kim Look, Robert Kurtzman

Cost: $300

IAI approved CE 15 credits for Crime Scene certification and recertification.

AMBDI approved 12.5 CE hours

A 16-hour course focusing on the challenges specific to high altitude body recovery and analysis. Colorado’s mountain areas have death investigation challenges that include extremely rugged terrain, extreme weather, the potential for high altitude illness as a cause of death, and a high percentage of decedents that do not live in the county. Course instructors will discuss field logistics, recovery tactics, body decomposition, signs of High-Altitude Illness (HAI) in the deceased, and body identification. A portion of the course will be held at the decomposition facility run jointly by Colorado Mesa University and Park County Coroner’s Office.

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Continuing education credits were requested from both IAI for Crime Scene certification and AMBDI.