Director / Lead Consultant
Investigator / Case Consultant
Detective Patrick Apoian
Retired Detective Patrick Apoian’s distinctive law enforcement career began as an officer with the City of Atlanta Police Department in 2002. By 2008, Patrick had become an Officer Of The Year recipient prior to his promotion to Detective in 2009. He would then become a vital member of the Atlanta Police Hostage Negotiations Team from 2010-2016. His last official call resulted in Patrick saving the life of an Atlanta Firefighter in 2017. Detective Apoian’s awards and commendations include the City of Atlanta Emerald of the Year, Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society, Service Award, Dekalb CountyBar Association, 300 Club Award of Valor, Atlanta Police Department Purple Heart Award, Broken City, Dedicated Service Award, Police Union Board of Directors IBPO, Former Atlanta Police Foundation, Deputy Director of Crime Stoppers, Humble Heroes 2009-2015. Apoian founded Humble Heroes in 2009, an organization established to assist seriously ill or injured first responders and their families.
Case Documentarian / Historical Records
Joe Cochran has over 25 years of television and radio broadcasting experience and is a prestigious Michigan Hall of Fame Inductee for Broadcasting and Writing. He’s also a True Crime TV Show Host, an Investigative Journalist, True Crime Author, and two time N.A.T.O.A. National Television Award Winner. In addition to providing coverage of Daniel Underwood’s case with the Warner Brothers Network, he covered the highly prolific Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial on “Crime Time,” and has also been interviewed on “Crime Watch Daily.”
Forensic Document Examiner / Case Consultant
Curtis Baggett is the nation’s leading Forensic Document Examiner. As a Handwriting Analysis Expert, Curt has examined documents and/or testified in all 50 states, as well as a dozen foreign countries. He has investigated and offered an evaluation in over 5,000 cases nationwide since 1990, while appearing in court as an expert witness, providing testimony when required. He is court qualified and certified by the American Bureau of Document Examiners and the American Institute of Applied Science. His expertise has been acknowledged in interviews and appearances on national networks, such as CNN, CNBC, along with multiple televised shows including “Texas Justice” and “Judge Alex.”
Investigator / Case Consultant
Forensic Anthropologist / Research Scientist
Dr. Arpad Vass
Dr. Arpad Vass is a research scientist, forensic anthropologist, and founder of Forensic Recovery Services (FRS), an organization dedicated to advancing science in the detection of clandestine graves. He is a pioneer in forensic biomarkers in death scene investigations. He was TN Scientist of the Year in 2004, has authored over 60 publications, and has 17 patents. As an expert in human decomposition, he has developed four novel methods to determine the post-mortem interval which is currently used worldwide. And Dr. Vass is currently developing a forensic science technique called “decomposition odor analysis,” or “DOA”, which will help locate clandestine graves by the use of odor mortis. He is also an instructor at the National Forensic Academy and has assisted law enforcement on numerous homicide investigations.