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As the year comes to an end, we often wonder if we lived our life to its fullest. Did we accomplish everything we had set out to do and were we successful? We also begin to think of new challenges or possibly changing careers. One of the career choices... Read More
Elizabeth Ortiz, MS, F-ABMDI | Friday, January 6, 2017

Criminology Blog

Elizabeth Ortiz, MS, F-ABMDI
As the year comes to an end, we often wonder if we lived our life to its fullest. Did we accomplish everything we had set out to do and were we successful? We also begin to think of new challenges or possibly changing...
Elizabeth Ortiz, MS, F-ABMDI
Blood. Skin slippage. Methane gas. Maggots. Those are just a few of the things I encounter when I am called to investigate a death. Granted the majority of the deaths I investigate are not as gruesome as everyone seems to...
Elizabeth Ortiz, MS, F-ABMDI
The new school year has started and new memories will soon be created. It does not matter whether it is your first year of attending Regis University or it is the second, third or fourth year, new memories will be created....
Elizabeth Ortiz, MS, F-ABMDI
Anybody can reach their goals if the mindset is right. I have always believed that, even though when I was in high school my very own school counselor told me not to even bother taking the college prep exams. I was floored....
Elizabeth Ortiz, MS, F-ABMDI
As a death investigator, sometimes my brain does not shut off. This is something anyone looking to work in this field needs to understand. Recent studies have indicated first responders might suffer from post-traumatic...
Elizabeth Ortiz, MS, F-ABMDI
Why did it happen? How did it happen? What led to this final outcome? Those were my questions as a young child when I would read the Mexican newspaper of the latest homicides. I grew up in a border town and not only did I...