Buried Body Recovery Seminar


Surface Skeleton and Buried Body Recovery Seminar

Instructed by Dr. Laura C. Fulginiti & Det. Frank Di Modica – Ret.

The February 28, 2024 class is full.

For registration questions email Frank DiModica: az4n6training@yahoo.com

Seminar Details

Surface Skeleton and Buried Body Recovery Seminar
February 28 – March 1, 2024
8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Hosted by the Peoria Police Department
Peoria, Arizona (Metro Phoenix)

Pinnacle Peak Public Safety Facility
23100 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway
Peoria, Arizona, 85383


Registration is $500 per student ($20.80/hr CE) Course is approved for 24 hours of continuing education by AZPOST and ABMDI

The Surface Skeleton and Buried Body Recovery Seminar is a 3 day, hands-on, course designed to orient detectives, crime scene investigators and medico-legal death investigators to the proper techniques for processing surface skeleton and buried body scenes. The course includes the following topics in a combined classroom instruction and actual buried body recovery exercise:

  • Forensic Anthropology in the Medico-Legal System
  • Determination of Age-at-Death, Sex, Ancestry and Stature
  • Assessment of Bony Trauma
  • Positive Identification on Unknown Human Remains
  • Period Since Death
  • Crime Scene Investigation on Unknown Human Remains
  • Techniques for the Proper Recovery of Scattered and Buried Human Remains
  • Determination of Human vs. Non-human Remains
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Forensic Entomology
  • The Use and Abuse of Cadaver Dogs (with demonstration)
  • Forensic Art and Unknown Remains

Hands-on excavation of homicide scenario in small groups with briefing after.
This course is a lot of fun and consistently receives high marks from the students.
Please contact Detective Frank Di Modica – Ret. at az4n6training@yahoo.com
for more information or to inquire about becoming a host agency for the seminar.

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Registration guaranteed only after payment is received. Registration fees will NOT be refunded after February 1, 2024.