At today's lecture, Keiper will reveal the findings behind some of the cases he's worked on including the 2003 murder of 11-year-old Shakira Johnson on Cleveland's East Side. "I kinda hate to spill the beans here, but this is not that difficult to do," he says. "If I know what the environmental data are the temperature, whether it's sunny or cloudy I can tell you how old a maggot is. Therefore, I can pinpoint the time of death to within two hours of when it actually happened."
Keiper's made believers of local law enforcement. "I've talked with a lot of lawyers and detectives to help them accept this as a real science, not this hocus-pocus, made-up stuff," he says. "It also makes people understand that there are things about Mother Nature that we should all know about. This begins to hit the tip of the iceberg."
Tue., Feb. 7, noon