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March 12, 2013

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National Law Enforcement Museum and Target® to Host Witness to History: The Hunt for the Green River Killer


Washington, DC—On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the next event in the National Law Enforcement Museum’s Witness to History panel discussion series will be held at the Naval Heritage Center and will focus on the case of the Green River Killer through the insights of those involved in the investigation.

Between 1982 and 1984, at least 48 women became victims of the Green River Killer, Gary Ridgway, in suburban Seattle. Between 1982 and 2001, multiple task forces across many agencies—with some insight from notorious serial killer Ted Bundy—hunted for the Green River Killer. Nearly 20 years later, a multi-jurisdictional task force used new technology to test DNA from some of the victims and tie a suspect to the crime, culminating in a conviction in 2003, and bringing to end the largest unsolved murder case in the country.

Sponsored by Target®, Witness to History: The Hunt for the Green River Killer will shed light on a controversial case in recent history. The panel discussion will be moderated by Craig W. Floyd, Chairman & CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. A Q&A session will allow audience members to interact with the panelists at the end of the discussion.
Panelists:

Congressman David Reichert, (ret.) Sheriff, King County, Washington

Jana D. Monroe, (ret.) Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

Dr. Robert Keppel, (ret.) Chief Criminal Investigator, State of Washington
What:

National Law Enforcement Museum Panel Discussion Series
Witness to History: The Hunt for the Green River Killer
When:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Reception at 6:00 pm
Program begins at 6:45 pm
Where:

Naval Heritage Center 

at the US Navy Memorial 

701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20004

Admission is free and this event is open to the public. Space is limited; registered guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by April 1, 2013. For more information, contact WitnessToHistory@nleomf.org, call 202.737.3400, or visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org/WitnesstoHistory.

NOTE: Media representatives planning to cover this event are required to register, in advance, by contacting Steve Groeninger at steve@nleomf.org or 202.737.7135. Please provide your name and affiliation.

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About the National Law Enforcement Museum
Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the 55,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum will be a mostly underground institution located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC’s Judiciary Square. The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibits, comprehensive collection of historical and contemporary artifacts, extensive resources for research, and diverse educational programming. Museum construction has commenced with a projected opening in 2015. The Museum is an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a private non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization established in 1984. The Memorial Fund is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.