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The Sierra Lamar Homicide – Conviction Without a Body

  • 30 Jul 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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EU IAI presents a two-hour webinar: The Sierra Lamar Homicide – Conviction Without a Body by Tim Fayle, CLPE

July 30th, 2020 at 2-4 pm London time and 6-8 am US Pacific time.

On March 16, 2012, 15 year old Sierra Lamar did not show up at school as expected. What followed was a high profile search that has to date failed to locate her body. Despite having no body for the victim, Antolin Garcia Torres was charged with her murder on May 21, 2012, and on May 9, 2017, he was found guilty of first degree murder, with a suggested sentence of life without parole. Additionally, Torres was linked to and convicted of three prior kidnap attempts in 2009 via fingerprints and MO. This presentation discusses the case, with a particular focus on fingerprints – which included a challenge to some of the fingerprint testimony.


Webinar Instructor


Tim Fayle is the Fingerprint Identification Director with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, California. Prior to the Sheriff's Office, he was a Crime Scene Officer – Fingerprint Expert with the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) in Australia. He has over 17 years of experience in forensics, with over 14 years of experience specifically in fingerprints. Tim has taught classes in  fingerprints and photography for more than 12 years with the NSWPF, the Canberra Institute of Technology, and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. Tim is an IAI Certified Latent Print Examiner, as well as being certified as an Expert in the Science of Fingerprints by the Australasian Forensic Field Sciences Accreditation Board (AFFSAB). Tim is currently the Chair of the IAI Latent Print Certification Board.


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