Forensic Science Expert to Deliver Keynote Lecture at Medicolegal Death Conference

August 02, 2016

MISSOULA – Henry C. Lee, one of the world’s foremost forensic scientists, will deliver a keynote address from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, during a dinner event at the University of Montana as part of the 2016 Montana Medicolegal Death Investigation Conference.

Lee has worked with law enforcement agencies in helping to solve more than 6,000 cases. His testimony figured prominently during the O.J. Simpson trial and he assisted police during the investigation of the JonBenet Ramsey murder in Colorado. In recent years, Lee’s work has taken him to England, Bosnia, China, Brunei and other locations around the world.

Lee’s lecture is open to the public and may be attended by those who are not registered for the full conference. Tickets to the keynote cost $50, or $75 for two. Students with a valid ID may purchase tickets for $35. The event takes place in the University Center Ballroom and includes dinner, a lecture by Lee and a book signing. Tickets can be purchased online at http// or by calling 406-243-4623.

Registration is still open for the 2016 Montana Medicolegal Death Investigation Conference, which will be held Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 10-12, on the third floor of the UC. The conference is hosted by UM’s School of Extended and Lifelong Learning.

The target audience for the conference is coroners, medical examiners, death investigators and other police and public safety officers, forensic scientists, physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians and others involved with the investigation of violent, suspicious or unexpected deaths.

To register online or learn more about the conference, visit


Contact: Ginger Claussen, conference and events manager, UM School of Extended and Lifelong Learning, 406-243-2047,