Iowa Cold Cases Welcomes First Intern

On January 16, 2010, in Media, News, by Jody Ewing
Rebecca Russell

Rebecca Russell

Iowa Cold Cases is pleased to introduce our first intern, Rebecca Russell.

Rebecca earned her Criminal Justice diploma at Iowa Central Community College and currently attends Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny as well as Grand View University in Des Moines, where she plans to major in Criminology. Following graduation, her goal is to work as a private cold case investigator in the Des Moines area.

Rebecca will help with research and case summaries, e-mail inquiries, updates to the ICC blog and our Facebook group, and in other areas as needed.

Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Rebecca’s family relocated to Ames, Iowa, before Rebecca celebrated her first birthday. She says she first became interested in cold case work after enrolling in the course ‘Scientific Investigation,’ an elective she took at DMACC. Professor Nickolas Brown, who taught the course, brought his own real-life investigating experience to the class and incorporated forensic science, which then inspired Rebecca to pursue her education in criminal justice.

“Justice for the families and friends of the victims is what motivated me to pursue cold case work as a career,” Rebecca says. “No one should ever have to give up on finding out what happened to their loved one.”

In addition to her criminal justice studies, Rebecca’s hobbies include traveling, movies, swimming and photography. She currently resides in Ames with her significant other, Jace, and their 6-month old son, Gabriel.

Please join me in welcoming Rebecca to the Iowa Cold Cases family!

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One Response to Iowa Cold Cases Welcomes First Intern

  1. Auntie Phoebe says:

    Hi Becca, Congratulations! How exciting for you. We are proud of you and love you lots. Auntie Phoebe and Clyde

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