Laura Pettler, BS, MS, PhD is a forensic criminologist, a North Carolina Licensed Private Investigator (Lic#5330), and is certified by the International Association for Identification as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA). As a forensic criminologist, Laura analyzes the physical evidence in a crime scene in order to identify behavioral characteristics of the crime exhibited by the offender and victim in tandem, like personality traits, emotionality, cognition, and behaviors as an Associate of LPA's Expert Roundtable. Because she's a forensic criminologist, a former Investigator for the DA's Office, and a former Deputy Coroner, as a Private Investigator Laura is an exceptional above board private detective for LPA Clientele. As a District Attorney's Investigator for North Carolina, she was head of District 20A's Cold Case Task Force, the Cofounder and Director of North Carolina's first and only Crime Scene Reconstruction and Behavioral Analysis Program, and is retained by Lancaster County South Carolina Coroner's Office as their Forensic Criminologist.
Laura's area of expertise is staged crime scenes in domestic violence homicide cases, however, she is proficient in serial homicide, sexual homicide, bloodstain pattern and shooting reconstruction as well. Laura is the author of the first book in the world on crime scene staging entitled, Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases. Laura is also the inventor of The Kaleidoscope System Shooting and Bloodstain Reconstruction System sold in more than 30 countries. Laura is a keynote speaker, symposium presenter, President of Laura Pettler & Associates, a staunch entrepreneur, Director of the LPA International Forensics Institute, Awards Nominated WebTV Show Host, and Producer.
Laura Pettler was born in 1974. Laura grew up in Beaver, PA and participated in many learning activities as a child. Laura and daughter Alexis, moved to Waxhaw Horse Country, North Carolina in 1997. Laura and Alexis live on, Cavalleria Rusticana Baroque Equine Training & French Bulldogs, their farm dedicated to Classical Dressage, Baroque Equestrian Games, Foxhunting, and Mounted Archery on the equine side, in addition to breeding and showing Champion French Bulldogs and Champion Bred Doberman Pinschers on the canine side. In August 2017, Laura adopted her first Doberman Pinscher SAGINAW BAY SUNSETS AGLOW "Gia" and the pair are training for Gia's AKC Farm Dog Certification. Soon after Doberman puppy TEVRO D'VINE DRAGONFIRE OF CAVALLERIA "Giulia" joined her big sister Gia as the up and coming Doberman puppy in Laura's pack.
Laura is the founder of the Carolina Warriors Mounted Archers recreational club based in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Laura enjoys showing her dogs in the AKC conformation circuit and looks forward to starting in performance classes, training her horses under Cavalleria's resident Classical Dressage and Baroque Equestrian Games Trainer, USDF Silver & Bronze Medalist Erika Fleury. Laura is an avid DIYer and typically builds everything at Cavalleria herself with others.
Laura is the living legacy of her father, Donald H. Pettler, who himself is an incredible success story. Donald Pettler passed away April 20, 2016 and remains Laura's hero. He was her favorite person. He invested his entire life investing in her life towards making her the individual she is today and told her "Sock it to'em!" at the end of most conversations for 41 years...Laura now has his words tattooed on her arm. His teachings shaped her as a child to love learning, pursue higher education, become an inventor like her grandfather Eugene Pettler, and and author like her aunt Dr. Florence Pettler. Laura comes from a long line of hard working Pettlers who lived right, helped others, and loved their families and friends.
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