Leica ScanStation Captures Funds for Central Florida Crimeline's Safari-Style Mystery Event

Nov. 15, 2016

The 4th annual Zoo Dun It safari mystery returns to the Central Florida Zoo in Sanford, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 3. The popular event gives attendees the opportunity to learn about crime scene investigation from the pros, solve a murder and raise funds for Central Florida Crimeline.* Last year, Zoo Dun It brought in more than $24,000 for the anonymous tipster hotline.

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Out of respect for the Pulse nightclub tragedy in Orlando, Zoo Dun It will not have a homicide theme this year. However, cracking the case (the details of which are being kept under wraps) is sure to be a challenge. “You’ll have to put your best detective skills together in order to solve this year’s mystery,” said Crimeline Executive Director Barb Bergin.

Between interviewing witnesses and sifting through Crimeline tips, attendees have the rare opportunity to observe and interact with real crime scene technicians from agencies across Central Florida as well as experience the sights and sounds of the zoo at night.

Safari-goers also have the chance to see state-of-the-art forensic mapping technology up close and in action. For the fourth year in a row, Frank Hahnel, of the Leica Geosystems Public Safety Group, will be shooting scenes with the Leica ScanStation laser scanner, displaying captured data, and answering questions about high-definition 3D laser scanning technology.  (Pictured below: Leica ScanStation documenting Zoo Dun It 2015 crime scene.)

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The Dec. 3 event is an excellent opportunity for local law enforcement professionals to explore the capabilities of this highly accurate, survey-grade instrument that is used by public safety agencies worldwide for crime- and crash-scene investigation, vulnerability and threat assessment, and more.

For more information, visit www.zoodunit.com before the event sells out.

For more information about high-definition 3D laser scanning solutions for law enforcement and crime scene investigation, please contact us.