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Sunday, July 11 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
LHRB-SIS Program: "Digging" Colorado Legal History: Alfred Packer - The Man, The Myths, The Cannibal

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International exhumation expert Professor James E. Starrs of The George Washington University Law School will discuss the case of Colorado cannibal Alfred (Alferd) Packer, a member of a February, 1874, gold prospecting party who returned in the spring, well-fed and without his five companions. After denying wrongdoing, Packer admitted to cannibalizing two members of the party. Professor Starrs led a team of experts in the exhumation of the Packer party members, and will discuss his analysis of the scientific data gleaned from the victims' bones. This data undermined Packer's trial testimony, confirming that Packer cannibalized all five of his companions.


Sunday July 11, 2010 12:00pm - 1:15pm
CCC-Room 107

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