021117 | Nov. 6, 2017
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is scheduled to host clandestine grave and human remains recovery training for local law enforcement agencies Nov. 14 on the Naval Weapons Station.
Representatives from the North Charleston Police Department, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Hanahan Police Department, Goose Creek Police Department, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and Berkeley County Coroner's Office are scheduled to attend the training.
Often when a clandestine grave is discovered, skeletal remains are removed before the scene is thoroughly processed and documented, resulting in the loss of critical evidence that could have been recovered and used to locate and apprehend suspects.
The NCIS-led recovery training is designed to enhance the investigators ability to recognize and collect evidence and gain maximum information from recovery sites.