Live Exhibit Will Allow Guests to Watch As Artist Creates 2D Forensic Sketches
LAS VEGAS (November 2015) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is hosting a live forensic sketch exhibit featuring forensic artist Jane Billingham on Saturday, December 12. The event will take place from 12 to 6 p.m., during which time Billingham will create 2D forensic reconstructions of unidentified persons with links to the Mob or human trafficking. Circumstances behind each case will be displayed and team members from the nonprofit forensic services organization, Can You Identify Me, will be on hand to discuss the importance of forensic artistry.
Jane Billingham is a freelance forensic artist driven by her passion to find justice for unidentified and missing persons across the world. She has completed classes in 3D forensic sculpture, 2D forensic art and digital postmortem forensics, studying under prominent forensic art experts such as Karen T. Taylor, Betty Pat Gatliff, and Natalie Murry. Billingham serves as a forensic art program manager for Can You Identify Me.
Can You Identify Me is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing forensic services and connecting unidentified bodies with missing persons. The organization is based in Henderson, Nevada, and its team members include retired and active law enforcement officers, coroners, UNLV criminal justice graduates and students.
The event is free with museum admission and free for Museum members.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. The Museum presents unbelievable stories about the Mob, its impact on Las Vegas history and unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in an eye-opening style via interactive exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and nearly 1,000 authentic artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.