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Track a wildlife forensic lab case

 Posted: 12:25 PM December 31, 2012

The United States Fish and Wildlife Forensic Lab will present a free program that tracks an investigated case from its discovery to capture from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory in Ashland is the only lab in the world dedicated to crimes against wildlife. The Forensics Laboratory is very much like a "typical" police lab, except the victim is an animal. Using a wide range of scientific procedures and instruments, evidence is examined, identified, and compared in the attempt to link suspect, victim, and crime scene with physical evidence.

The discussion will focus on actual cases, the different scientists who work at the lab, and how they solve crimes. Presenters will bring specimens and explain the scientific procedures used.

For more information, call the library at 541-774-6996 or visit

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