Welcome Marianne Hamel

The AISOCC welcomes Dr. Marianne Hamel M.D. as our new consulting member. Dr. Hamel received her master’s and doctoral degrees in molecular biology from Lehigh University and her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College.  She was an anatomic and clinical pathology resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and then moved on to a forensic pathology fellowship at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York.You can find some of her publications here.

Dr. Hamel is a medical examiner for Southern Regional Medical Examiner Office in Woodbine, NJ and also owns Jersey Shore Forensics, a private forensic pathology consultation firm.

Dr. Hamel is a recipient of a 2014 research fellowship at the Brocher Foundation of Geneva, Switzerland. Her work concerns autopsy techniques and jurisprudence surrounding homicide during pregnancy. In collaboration with Nikki Johnson, a forensic photographer, she will be showing an exhibition of forensic photomicrography entitled “Death Under Glass” next year at the Mutter Museum.

Dr. Hamel testified as expert witness during the Nicola Furlong murder trial. Nicola died in Tokyo, Japan, in May 2012. On 19 March 2013, U.S. musician Richard Hinds was sentenced to between five and ten years in prison for Nicola’s murder.

Last Saturday, Nicola’s sister Andrea (19) collected Nicola’s degree in International Business and Languages from Dublin City University during a graduation ceremony.

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About Kenneth L. Mains

Founder and President of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases.

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