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Case Study: Baillie/Marsman Missing Person & Homicide Investigation
On July 11, 2016, the Calgary Police Service (CPS) started a missing persons investigation for 34-year-old Sara BAILLIE and her five-year-old daughter Taliyah MARSMAN. Baillie’s family had contacted police to report her and her daughter missing under odd circumstances. During a secondary search of Baillie’s residence, her body was found buried underneath clothing in a bedroom. The file transitioned into an exigent circumstance kidnapped child/murder investigation.

Homicide Analyst Trish Pace and Det. Scott Guterson from the Calgary Police Service join us on this webinar to give insight into this large-scale exigent investigation that started with a missing person report, transitioned to murder and missing child file, then to a double murder, and finally a prolonged pre-trial investigation ending in a conviction.

This presentation highlights the importance of an embedded analyst from the onset of an investigation and the effect it had on:
• Victimology
• Identifying suspects
• Eliminating suspects
• The Domino Effect of rapid analysis/dissemination information and how it was vital to this case
• Locating additional evidence and recovering human remains

The presentation will also focus on the importance of an embedded analyst post-charging and the work required to eliminate third-party suspects:
• Approximately 40 additional people were investigated and background, and ultimately excluded as suspects
• Preparation for court testimony and cross-examination

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Please note, this webinar is limited to active law enforcement and military only. You must register with your agency email or your registration will be denied.

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Oct 20, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Trish Pace
Homicide Analyst @Calgary Police Service
Trish Pace has been a civilian Crime Analyst with the Calgary Police Service for 23 years and has been assigned to the Homicide Unit/Major Crimes Section for over 19 years. Prior to Homicide, Trish worked as a District Analyst for 4 years before spending a short time with CISA (Criminal Intelligence Service of Alberta) drafting the initial business proposal for what is now ALERT. Trish has testified in 20 homicide trials and has presented a number of case files and courses. Most recently, Trish attended Interpol headquarters in France to deliver a course she co-developed to their Counterterrorism Intelligence Analytical Team on Cell Phone Analysis & Investigations. She has also recently developed and delivered the CPS Telecommunications Analysis course. Trish has also utilized cell phone analysis to assist in locating the remains of multiple individuals, with circumstances ranging from homicides/body disposal to suicides/accidental deaths.
Scott Guterson
Detective, Homicide Unit @Calgary Police Service
Detective Scott Guterson is a member of the Calgary Police Service for 18 years. He was previously assigned to Patrol, District Operations, Missing Persons and the General Investigations Unit. In his current role, Det. Guterson has spent the last 8 years in Homicide Unit. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary.