2017 Skeletal Recovery Workshop

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2017 Skeletal Recovery Workshop

2017 Skeletal Recovery Workshop

Presented by

Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner


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Course Objective:
The Skeletal Recovery Workshop is a 40-hour course including detailed lectures and hands-on field exercises. Students will perform a full mock grave excavation. This workshop is designed to teach students how to search for clandestine graves and scattered remains, perform grave excavations, collect evidence, and much more. The workshop caters to students from all levels of experience, such as coroner investigators, detectives, criminalists, crime scene investigators, pathologists, anthropologists, etc. Other topics include forensic entomology, human decomposition, mass fatalities, coroner-related law, and bones used in rituals.
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For more information, please contact:

Brian Kim, MPA, D-ABMDI
Coroner Investigator 

Nani Cholakians, D-ABMDI
Coroner Investigator 

Email: skeletalrecovery@coroner.lacounty.gov

*Class is limited to 30 students only per workshop

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California POST Information:

POST-Approved Plan IV

40 Hours (POST and ABMDI) $550.00 Tuition Fee

Workshop Dates:

Monday — Friday
09/11/2017 — 09/15/2017


Workshop Locations:

Classroom Sessions:

Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center


Workstation Sessions:

Griffith Park
L.A. Co. Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office

Mock Grave Excavation: Tujunga

*Transportation to sites provided!


Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner
1104 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033