Solve the crime, win the prize at TRU CSI night



Some of the most popular shows on television these days are ones involving the solving murders and cold-case crimes through forensic science

By Gaeil Farrar

Tribune Staff Writer

 

 

 

Some of the most popular shows on television these days are ones involving the solving murders and cold-case crimes through forensic  science.

On Thursday evening, April 7 lakecity residents will have an opportunity to solve a cold case of their own at Thompson Rivers  University’s CSI-Solve the Mystery Night/Open House.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. all academic sectors of the university will be open to  provide clues for solving the crime. 

In addition, the RCMP will have a crime lab display and will announce the winners at 8:30 p.m.

The scene finds the remains of a body, unearthed during the construction of a parking lot at TRU Williams Lake, to reopen the cold case file of Cyril Rivers’ mysterious death in 1862.

“Our story is full of twists and turns — disease, poison, violence,” says English professor Barbara Bearman, and all kinds of nefariousness  and skullduggery.

And maybe there will be some bones to study.

“The study of marks on bones is called Taphonomy and is very interesting,” says anthropology/archaeology professor Beth Bedard.  

“Archaeology has broad applications to forensic science.”

The university will also be open for browsing the various areas and picking up information about the various courses and programs TRU offers.

Players will also be able to read about the list of suspects and even question them as they wander the halls in costume in order to identify opportunities and motives. 

All participants will have their names entered into a draw for an Amazon Kindle -Reader; prizes for each member of the winning team will be a choice of a flash-drive, T-shirt, or mug.

For more information contact Marten Lettinga at 250-392-8112 or e-mail mlettinga@tru.ca.