Forensic scientist Henry Lee to speak locally
Updated 10:02 pm, Sunday, April 6, 2014
The Gunnery in Washington will present a program with forensic scientist Dr. Henry C. Lee April 11 at 7 p.m.
The program, which is part of the school's speaker series, will be held at the meetinghouse at the First Congregational Church on the Green.
The public is invited.
Lee has an international reputation, having worked on such prominent cases as the O.J. Simpson trial, the Jon Benet Ramsey case, the D.C. sniper shootings, and the 2004 assassination attempt on Republic of China, President Chen Shui-bian and Vice President Annette Lu while they were campaigning in Taiwan.
He was also consulted in investigations into the J.F. Kennedy assassination.
Lee is currently the chief emeritus for scientific services for the State of Connecticut and an occasional lecture professor of forensic science at the University of New Haven, where he has helped to set up the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science and he is also a visiting professor at the East China University of Political Science and Law.
Previously, he served as Connecticut's Commissioner of Public Safety, the Director of the Connecticut State Police Forensic Science Laboratory, and as the state's chief criminalist from 1979 to 2000.
He has a TV show on the TruTV network titled "Trace Evidence: The Case Files of Dr. Henry Lee," which highlights his work on many well-known cases.
In 1972, after coming to the United States to pursue his education, he earned a B.S. in forensic science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
He went on to study science and biochemistry at New York University and earned his M.S. in 1974 and Ph. D. in biochemistry in 1975.
For more information, call Craig Badger at 860-868-7334, ext.288.