Scattered Episode 08: A Police View on Scattered Remains – Interview with A/Det. Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson is an Acting Detective with the Edmonton Police Service. We met in August 2021 when Shari Forbes and I traveled to Edmonton to set-up a some sites for the “pig trials”. Amanda was a member of the Missing Persons Unit when we first met, but has recently been promoted to the Homicide Unit.Continue reading “Scattered Episode 08: A Police View on Scattered Remains – Interview with A/Det. Amanda Johnson”

Scattered Episode 07: Shari & the Pig Trials – The Set-up

Shari Forbes, Ph.D, is a chemist who specializes in the scent of decomposition. She has a “body farm”, REST(ES) at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Quebec, and works with law enforcement dog handlers across Canada to train the dogs on the scent of human cadavers. In April 2021, Shari reached out to my colleague,Continue reading “Scattered Episode 07: Shari & the Pig Trials – The Set-up”

Scattered Episode 01: Introduction

This is an introduction to the podcast series. I address the question of why I’d make a podcast on scattered and scavenged remains. Why knowing about scattered and scavenged remains is important Why doing research on scattered and scavenged remains is important How scattered and scavenged remains impact forensic cases, finding the missing person orContinue reading “Scattered Episode 01: Introduction”