Only on NewsChannel 5: Why most of the crime scene investigators in our area are women

 

With so many crime shows, many people know that detective work involves more than questioning people. It also includes sifting through the clues at the crime scene. But what you probably don't know is most of the crime scene investigators in our area have something in common.  NewsChannel 5's Jon Shainman found out about this special sisterhood in the law enforcement brotherhood.
 
Ask some crime scene investigators what they wanted to be when they were growing up and here are some of the answers you'll get.
 
"When I was in high school I wanted to be an accountant," said Donna Carmichael, of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.
 
"I really liked photography growing up," said Amanda Enos, of the Fort Pierce Police Department.
 
"The funny thing is I wanted to be an archaeologist," added Jeanine Hickox, of the Port St. Lucie Police Department
 
These women ended up in the same pursuit; pursuing justice by working in some of the most unpleasant places.
 
"You get filthy in homes that you didn't think a homeless man would live in," said Lisa Flak, with the Port St. Lucie Police Department.
 
They are the women of crime scene, and you might be surprised to learn that they're a growing part of law enforcement.
 
"It's not just because they're detail oriented or that they can keep that neutrality," said Erin Greiner, of the Fort Pierce Police Department. "I think it's mainly because they're allowed to and they're exploring that option."
 
In Jon's special report, we'll meet some of these women, and let them explain why they're willing to get down and dirty to get to the truth. That's Wednesday, May 1 at 11 p.m. on NewsChannel 5.
 
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