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The mission of the WHIA is to provide investigative support, training and networking
opportunities to homicide investigators and responders as well as prosecutors and
other death investigation professionals throughout the State of Washington, and the
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Washington Homicide Investigators Association
A non-profit organization committed to training and education
PO Box 21526, Seattle, WA 98111
Training and Conferences
SAVE THE DATE!!! The 2017 WHIA Annual Conference and Vendor Expo has been
scheduled for May 9-12th, 2017 at the Clearwater Casino, Suquamish, WA. Check back for more details.
Practical Homicide Investigation, March 20-22, 2017. Check back for more details.
Southeastern Homicide Investigators Association Conference, Jacksonville, FL, Oct 10-14, 2016 Conference
Changes in several Executive Board Positions:
Rey Punzalan has resigned his position as Vice President. The board was disheartened to hear of Rey’s resignation as
he was great contributor to the organization. Rey was the founding Vice President and a strong driving force behind the
development of the Association. He will continue involvement with the association in an advisory role.
Association President Mike Don made an executive motion to appoint Bryan Byerley (current elected Sergeant at Arms) to
serve the remainder of the Vice President’s term. This motion was approved unanimously by the Executive Board.
President Don then made a motion to fill the vacant Sergeant at Arms position with Bryan Johnson, who is currently
serving the board in an advisory position. Bryan accepted the nomination and the motion was approved by the Executive
President Don also made a motion to appoint two new advisory board positions, both of which were approved by the board
with a unanimous vote.
Detective/Sgt Mark Worstman, Seattle PD Homicide will assume a position of Conference/Training Event Planning Advisor.
Detective Keith Linderman, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, will assume the vacant position of North Sound
The WHIA Annual Conference and Vendor Expo was a great success!
We had over 250 attendees, 9 case presentations and 19 vendor displays. The weather was great and
everyone seemed pretty happy with the new venue. Please keep next year’s conference in mind as we
will begin 2017 planning soon and will be looking for case presentations.