Henry Lee (forensic scientist)
Dr. Henry Chang-Yu Lee (Chinese: 李昌鈺,
pinyin: Lǐ Chāngyù) (born November 22, 1938), is one of the world's foremost forensic scientists.
Early life and career
Lee was born in
Rugaocity, Jiangsuprovince, China, and fled to Taiwanat the end of the Chinese Civil Warwhen he was six. He graduated in 1960 from the Central Police College [ [http://cpuweb.cpu.edu.tw/e-profile.asp About Central Police College] ] with a degree in Police Science. Lee then began his work with the TaipeiPolice Department, where he rose to the rank of captain at age 25, the youngest in Taiwanese history.
In 1972, after coming to the
United Statesto pursue his education, he earned a B.S. in Forensic Science from John Jay Collegeof Criminal Justice in New York. He went on to study scienceand biochemistryat New York Universityand earned his M.S. in 1974 and Ph. D. in Biochemistry in 1975.
Lee is currently the Chief
Emeritusfor Scientific Services for the State of Connecticut and an occasional lecture professor of forensic scienceat the University of New Haven, where he has helped to set up the Henry C. Lee Forensic Institute. Previously, he has served as Connecticut's Commissioner of Public Safety, the Director of the Connecticut State Police Forensic Science Laboratory, and as the state’s chief criminologist from 1979 to 2000.
Lee currently resides in Connecticut with his wife Margaret, to whom he was married in 1962.
He currently has a TV show on the
truTVnetwork titled "", which highlights his work on many well-known cases.
He has worked on famous cases such as the
JonBenét Ramseymurder, the O.J. Simpsonand Laci Petersoncases, the post-9/11 forensic investigation, the Washington, DC sniper shootings and to reninvestigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He investigated the 3-19 Shooting Incidentof R.O.C. President Chen Shui-bianand Vice President Annette Lu. Following the O.J. Simpson case Independent Counsel Kenneth Starrhired Dr. Henry Lee to join his investigation of the death of Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster, who killed himself in Fort Marcy Parkon July 20, 1993. He also was consulted on the 1991 death of investigative journalist Danny Casolaro: initially, Lee said the evidence presented to him by police was consistent with suicidendash but when additional evidence was revealed to him a few years later, Dr. Lee formally withdrew his earlier statement. See the Danny Casolaropage for further details.
May 23, 2007: Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Larry Fidler, the judge in the Phil Spectormurder trial said that he had concluded Dr. Henry Lee hid or accidentally destroyed a piece of evidence from the scene of actress Lana Clarkson's shooting. [ [http://www.courttv.com/trials/spector/052307_ctv.html Judge in Spector trial rules defense expert Dr. Henry Lee hid or destroyed evidence on CourtTVnews.com ] ]
Appearances and speeches
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), Baltimore, MD - March 2006
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT - 2006
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY - December 2006
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA - April 11, 2007
Alvernia College, Reading, PA - November 23, 2007
Loomis Chaffee, Windsor, CT- 2004
* [http://www.drhenrylee.com Official website]
* [http://www.gov.tw/english/news/detail.php?id=20040409cep13&date=20040409 Taiwanese news report] on Lee's arrival in Taipei
* [http://www.kmph.gov.tw/identify/ArticleDetail.aspx?Parm=1505,65,,, Biography (Chinese)]
* [http://www.courttv.com/onair/shows/trace_evidence/ "Trace Evidence: The Case Files of Dr. Henry Lee"]
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