On the Trail of the Craigslist Killer: A Case Study in Digital Forensics
Plenary Session
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8:30am-9:30am

The hunt for the Craigslist killer involved many kinds of digital evidence without it, Philip Markoff might never have been caught. As a crime story, the elements of the investigation are compelling murder, robbery, masseuses, bondage, kidnapping, gambling, suicide and a suspect who was a medical student engaged to a nice young woman and a great deal of blood. The digital evidence included video images, disposable cell phones, text messages, e-mails, cell phone towers, IP address tracing, digitized fingerprints, possible wireless network poaching and Facebook postings. On the framework of this astonishing tale, our experts will flesh out the digital forensics aspects of the case as well as focus on the privacy implications for all of us innocent OR guilty.


Sharon D. Nelson

Sensei Enterprises, Inc., Fairfax, VA

Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc, a digital forensics, information security and information technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia.

Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of the ABA podcast series called "The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology."

She is a frequent author (ten books and hundreds of articles) and speaker on legal technology, information security and electronic evidence topics. She is the President-elect of the Virginia State Bar and will become its President in June of 2013.