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Edinboro University's renowned forensic scientist to appear on Investigation Discovery Channel Monday as DNA expert


EDINBORO, Pa. – Dr. Ted Yeshion, Edinboro University’s renowned associate professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, will appear Monday on a new Investigation Discovery Channel program as a DNA expert.

Yeshion, who has been sought out by law enforcement officials across the country for his expert analysis in both ongoing and cold case investigations, will appear on the Investigation Discovery Channel’s premier episode of  “Blood, Lies, and Alibis: The Insidious In-Law,” Monday, August 20, at 9 p.m. This episode was filmed in Houston, Texas, where victim Kathy Odom was stabbed to death in her home in 1987. It wasn’t until 2002, however, due to major advances in DNA technology, that a “surprise” perpetrator was identified and arrested.

Prior to coming to Edinboro University, Dr. Yeshion worked in North Carolina and Florida as a Special Agent and Crime Laboratory Analyst/Director, specializing in forensic biology and DNA profiling.

He has also testified numerous times throughout the country as a DNA expert and crime scene reconstructionist.

Yeshion’s appearance on the ID Channel Monday night is not his first in the national television spotlight. He has also been seen on Fox News, CourtTV and truTV, as well as local news networks.

Currently, Dr. Yeshion serves the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the Science Subcommittee Chairperson for the Joint State Government Commission on Wrongful Convictions.

A Fellow-American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Faculty Advisor to Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, and his Department’s Internship Director, Dr. Yeshion lives in Millcreek with his wife, Stacy, and son, Jacob.