Students investigate ‘crimes’ at local hotel

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Posted: November 30, 2012

The Winchester Star

Cade Brown of Warren County, a student at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy, takes notes at a mock crime scene in one of the rooms at the George Washington Hotel on Thursday. Brown and his team were investigating a mock breaking and entering. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Patrick Jefferson, 28, of the Winchester Police Department, collects a piece of evidence at a mock breaking-and-entering crime scene set up in a room at George Washington Hotel on Thursday. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Casey Hockman of Capon Bridge, W.Va., takes measurements in a room at the George Washington. He and 19 other students from the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy in Middletown were investigating and processing mock crime scenes. Hockman was collecting information from a rape.

WINCHESTER — It looked like a typical crime scene Thursday at the George Washington Hotel — the door of a room cracked open, an overturned chair on the floor and blood in the bathroom sink.

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