EXPERIENCES






Certification and Qualification:

  • Certified Forensic Artist – Officially the only one in Canada, 1 of 26 internationally - Facial Reconstruction Endorsement, International Association for Identification Mendota Heights, MN USA (January 16th, 2009)
  • Certified Graphic Designer, Graphic Design –3 years George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology St. James Campus, Toronto Ontario (June 1991)


Experience:

  • Assisted in over 100 Law enforcement cases for which resulted directly in the identification for some high profile cases including cases solved below in Canada and the USA, working with Medical Examiners, Police Departments, Private Investigators and Families of missing persons.


Cases Solved:

  • Case # 00-3646. Died/ gunshot/ dessert, Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner Phoenix AZ, USA (August 25th 2009)
  • Case # 99-0305. Tawni Mazzone, Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner. Phoenix AZ, USA (August 2008)
  • Case # 74380. St. Petersburg Police Melinda Harder 28 year old cold case, St. Petersburg Florida, USA (October 2008)
  • Case # 99-1927. Victor Edward Ortiz, Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner. Phoenix AZ, USA (November 2007)
  • Surveillance Video drawing of suspect. Resulted in identification, York Regional Police Service. ON, Canada (November 2006)


Publications and Articles authored:

  • Profile, “Diana Trepkov Certified Forensic Artist”, Blue Line Canada’s National Law Enforcement Magazine (October 2009)
  • The OACP Agenda (Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Member News), Article: From Scarface to Missing Person (September 2009)
  • Feature, “Her silent screams were finally heard”, Blue Line Canada’s National Law Enforcement Magazine (March 2009)
  • Profile, “Diana Trepkov Certified Forensic Artist”, Blue Line Canada’s National Law Enforcement Magazine (March 2009)
  • Cover Story, “Forensic Art: Help for the Private Investigator”, PI Magazine USA (August 2008)
  • Feature, “Where is my child?” Blue Line Canada’s National Law Enforcement Magazine (March 2008)
  • Brochure, “Do you know who I am?” Maricopa Unidentified Persons Bureau and Diana Trepkov (November 2008)
  • Feature, “Canadian Forensic Artist and OACP Member Diana Trepkov helps to solve American cold case” The OACP agenda is a publication of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (October 2008)
  • Feature, “A composite too close to home”, The Forensic Art Review Published by the Forensic Art Subcommittee of the International Association for Identification (October 2008)
  • Feature, “Postmortem drawings- A vital key for identification”, Blue Line Canada’s National Law Enforcement Magazine (March 2007)
  • Feature, “Everyone Deserves to be identified”, HQ- Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Magazine (June 2006)
  • Feature, “Forensic Art as an investigative tool- Essential tool for police in identifying unknown persons Blue Line Canada’s National Law Enforcement Magazine (November 2006)
  • Feature, “Freelance forensic artist wants to help”, Blue Line Canada’s National Law Enforcement Magazine (March 2005)


LEFT: CNN LIVE with Diana Trepkov and Donna Green, interviewed by Ali Velshi regarding the Raymond Green Abduction Case


Appearances/ Interviews as Lecturer and/or Presenter:

  • Forensic Age Progression-girls who went missing in the 1980’s, “Case of missing Darlene Ann Webb”, interviewed by Julie Murphy, Daytona Beach News Journal Florida USA (November 2009)
  • Cold Case, Western Kentucky that profiled Peggy Sue Ashley’s Case- Age Progression, abc 13, Fox, WBKO KY (November 4th 2009)
  • The Diane Prevost Case, missing for 43 years; age progression released and was interviewed by CTV News, CP 24 News, Rogers First Local news, The Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star, Ajax News Advertiser etc..19 newspapers across Ontario and GTA’S MOST WANTED (August 10th 2009)
  • The murder of Playboys Jasmine Fiore involving Ryan Jenkins, Explaining what happens to a face that is unidentified Live on Nancy Grace CNN WORLD NEWS (August 2009)
  • Forensic Artwork, “Case of Missing Patricia Viola”, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED on F0X 5 (July 18th 2009)
  • Lecture 1.5 hours, “Forensic Artist Helps to Identify the Missing and the Deceased”, FBI NAA Conference (July 14th 2009)
  • Presentation, “Cold Case Facial Reconstruction”, Live on Canada AM (March 10th 2009)
  • Lecture, “Composite Drawing of Suspect”, International Association for Identification, Kentucky US (August 2008)
  • Presentation, “Forensic Art-Explaining Facial Reconstruction on a skull”, Live on Canada AM (April 30th 2008)
  • Presentation, “Forensic Art for Missing Persons”, Keynote speaker Cue Center for Missing Persons, North Carolina US (March 2008)
  • Presentation, “Missing Person Ingrid Bauer-Age Progression”, Global News (October 2008)
  • Lecture, “Postmortem Drawing of unidentified person”, International Association for Identification, California US (July 2007)
  • Presentation, “The Process of an age progression, the changing of the skull”, abc Channel 15 news Phoenix AZ (2007)
  • Presentation, “Forensic Art”, the Durham District School Board-Lakeside Public School, Ajax, ON (March 2007)
  • Presentation, “Police Recruiting and Forensic Art”, Humber College, Toronto Police Service, CTV News (November 2007)
  • Presentation, “Forensic Art”, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Brantford Campus, ON (October 2007)
  • Lecture, Forensic Art and Facial Reconstruction, Forensic Science Program- Trent University (February 2006)
  • Presentation, “Forensic Artistry”, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police at Toronto Police HQ (December 2006)
  • Presentation, “Forensic Art-Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains”, Lumen Institute of Canada (December 2006)
  • Presentation, “Forensic Art”, The Durham District School Board, Lakeside Public School, Ajax, ON (October 27th, 2006)
  • Presentation, “Missing Person Ingrid Bauer- Drawing Live on T.V.”, Global- Mystery T.V. (September 2006)
  • Lecture, “Forensic Art”, Sir Ernest Macmillan Sr. P.S. on Forensic Art Toronto ON (May 2005)


Artistic Accomplishments:

  • My work as an artist has spanned 28 years. One of my accomplishments was the creation of “The Helping Hand” Original Sculpture which was bronzed, a Legacy for Magna International and the Hospital for Sick Kids; which was a phenomenal success and has helped to raise $75,000.00 for the Sick Kids Hospital in 2007.


Professional Memberships:

  • Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • The Reid Institute
  • International Association for Identification
  • Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
 
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