Presenters: Karen Lacy and Sandra Pentney
Title: Has Jack the Ripper Finally been found? Using DNA on old and new crimes.
Karen and Sandra talk about forensic techniques, DNA, Genetic Ancestry, Jack the Ripper, the Golden State Killer and more. Go undercover with Karen and Sandra as they look at some old cases with new twists, of DNA that is...
Please note: This presentation contains discussions of murder and serial killers. While we will not show photos of any human remains, the discussion may be disturbing to some. Karen Lacy has over 18 years of museum and writing experience as well as a Master’s degree in Museum Science and a Bachelor’s in History with minors in Art History and Anthropology. Karen co-founded Muse Curatorial Consulting Group, a company that specializes in collections care, training, grant writing, and exhibit development of archaeological, historic, library and archive materials. Previously, Karen was the Collections Manager of the San Diego Museum of Man for seven years and the Curator of Exhibits of the San Diego Air & Space Museum for five years.
Sandra Pentney has called herself an archaeologist for 20 years. Born, raised and educated in Canada, she moved to the US after said education showed her that choosing a career based mostly on being out of doors in a climate where the out of doors was frozen and under two feet of snow for 5 months of the year wasn’t the best choice. She spent the first five years in the U.S. enjoying fieldwork in the very temperate climate of California, and now is firmly planted indoors at a desk for 49 weeks out of the year. Sandra received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and her Master of Arts in Archaeology from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, which no one outside of Canada seems to be able to pronounce.