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Award-Winning Cold Case Investigator Comes to Campus May 19

Contact: Tim Carroll, Office 303-556-5136, Cell 303-870-7705

Posted: May 7, 2010

WHAT:Linda Holloway, award-winning former cold case investigator, will provide a “lunch and learn” keynote presentation about her career and recent developments in the use of DNA in homicide investigations. Holloway is most recognized for her instrumental role initiating an expanded DNA testing that ultimately led to the release of Tim Masters, after he served nearly 10 years in prison on murder charges.

Professor Charles Tindall, who holds a doctorate in chemistry, also will present and facilitate the discussion. Tindall is chair of the College’s Chemistry Department and director of the Criminalistics Program.

WHY:The Metro State School of Letters, Arts and Sciences Community Advisory Board works with the dean and College leadership to establish professional development opportunities for students, alumni and the local community.

WHEN:Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Noon – 2 p.m.

WHO:Linda Holloway’s career in law enforcement began in 1975 with the Larimer County Sheriff's Department. She has since worked for the Fort Collins Police Department in Crimes Against Persons, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation as a major crimes investigator, the Larimer County Coroner's Office as an investigator and with the 13th Judicial District Attorney's Office as a cold case homicide investigator. She has won multiple awards for her work as an investigator.

Charles “Chris” Tindall has served as an analyst, laboratory technical director and chief forensic scientist during his 26-year career. He received his B.A. in chemistry from the College of Wooster and his M.S. and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Ohio State University. He completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Nucleic Acid Research Institute before joining the laboratory system of the New Jersey State Police.

WHERE:Tivoli Student Union – Room 320
Cost: $10 (includes light lunch and refreshments)
Auraria Campus (900 Auraria Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204)
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HOW:    To register for this event, please visit


About Metropolitan State College of Denver

With more than 23,000 students, Metro State is Colorado’s leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans, and is one of the largest four-year public colleges in the nation. The College enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 66,000 alumni, with the bulk of them remaining in Colorado after graduation.