I don’t need luck,
I have evidence,
You might need luck...
— Dr. Laura Pettler

Forensic Criminologist on the

five time emmy award winning...

The Dr. Oz Show


Snapshot:

   "Rise and slay."   - Laura Pettler

"Rise and slay." - Laura Pettler

  • Licensed Private Investigator

  • Former District Attorney's Investigator

  • Former DA’s Cold Case Task Force Co-Founder & Director

  • Former DA’s Crime Scene Reconstruction & Behavioral Analysis Co-Founder & Director

  • Former Deputy Coroner

  • Alliance Charter Member...Cold Case Accountability Act of 2020

  • Blog Co-Author on DoctorOz.com...Oz Investigates: Science, Medicine, and Mystery True Crime Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Co-Executive Producer and Host...International Academy of Web-Television Awards Nominee, "Notorious: True Crime Stories with Laura Pettler"

  • President....Laura Pettler & Associates Death Investigations

  • Author of the World's first book exclusively dedicated to Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases

  • Musician/Singer/Songwriter...Seven albums, Touring Musician


Laura specializes staged crime scenes in intimate partner and domestic violence hot and cold homicide cases, which in some cases extends to missing persons, serial homicide, and sexual homicide 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 analyzes the physical and behavioral evidence in death cases. She bloodstains, bullet paths, wound paths, evidence in the scene, along with personality traits, emotionality, cognition, and behaviors. 

Laura was the Director of North Carolina's first and only only Crime Scene Reconstruction and Behavioral Analysis program in history based in Prosecutorial District 20A and was the Director of its former Cold Case Task Force until 2010...then there's the flip-side: she's a Singer/Songwriter, French Bulldog and Doberman Pinscher Fancier, an avid Equestrian, Mounted Archer, and a relentless DIYer who loves home renovation her farm!


Confident, successful women effortlessly embolden other women’s confidence and success just as weak, jealous women effortlessly embolden their own fear and insecurities.
— Laura Pettler