Horrific Crime Scene Revisited event draws national media coverage

October 31, 2013

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The Horrific Crime Scene Revisited event held annually at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville continues to draw media attention, locally, regionally and nationally.

The third annual event was held Oct. 30 at the Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House on College Farm Road, near the UW-Platteville Pioneer Farm.

This year’s scene included a 1976 murder in Madison, Wis., complete with fake blood, a dummy corpse and the staging of the basement to resemble the Madison Police Department.

More than 500 people toured the site, which was open to the community on Oct. 30 and then for classes on Oct. 31.

Diana Johnson, assistant professor in the forensic investigation program and Dana Cecil, lecturer in the criminal justice department, along with students from the Criminal Justice Association at UW-Platteville, organized this year’s event.

Given the detailed scene and the timeliness of the event during Halloween week, it drew the media’s interest. Coverage this year included radio interviews, television news stories and newspaper reports from a variety of sources, as well as a variety of blog posts.

Forensic Magazine

Horrific Crime Scene Revisited Exhibit to Feature Recreated Wisconsin Murder Scene

The Platteville Journal

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Students to recreate 1970s murder scene


Not Your ‘CSI’ Crime Scene

Johnson and Cecil were also featured in interviews on 97.7 WGLR radio in Platteville and AM 1370 KDTH radio in Dubuque, Iowa.

Written by: Dan Wackershauser, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, wackersd@uwplatt.edu


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