SEARCH Visitor Focuses on Real Murder Case
A 16-week forensics unit for Huntington School District sixth grade SEARCH program students wrapped up with a visit by a prominent metropolitan area assistant district attorney who has worked on homicide cases across the state.
The ADA, who asked that her name not be used publicly, came to Jack Abrams School well-prepared for her discussion with the youngsters, holding the 56-member strong group’s interest for more than an hour.
“She took them through a series of real photos of a crime scene that forensic scientists had worked on with her that resulted in a murder mystery being solved,” said Maryann Daly, SEARCH chairperson-teacher.
The ADA brought the scientist-students through the process of careful investigation and methodical scrutiny that she and her team of investigators followed in putting together the pieces of evidence left behind in the victim’s apartment.
“The students were observant, smart and asked thought provoking questions – even wanting to know what the motive had been of the criminal,” Mrs. Daly said. Linking real life situations with the science learned in the SEARCH classes was the goal of this great presentation - a definite and powerful way to wrap-up and interesting science unit.