Faceless, Voiceless

From Search to Closure, A Forensic Artist's Inspirational Approach to the Missing and Unidentified

by Diana P. Trepkov

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 21/04/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 308
ISBN : 9781452533773

About the Book

“Modern-day investigative techniques associated with complex cases of missing persons, especially children, the recovery of unidentified human remains, or the production of composite drawings of suspects, have evolved into a very important aspect of modern-day forensics.

Diana Trepkov’s publication, Faceless, Voiceless, represents a unique and very insightful overview of both her artistic talent as well as her deep sense of caring for the plight of victims.

Overall, Faceless, Voiceless is a truly informative reproduction of personal and professional accounts of struggles and accomplishments that highlight Diana’s pursuit of her chosen profession as a forensic artist with an unselfish determination to simply make a positive difference in people’s lives.”

Minister Julian Fantino Member of the Parliament of Canada Past Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police

“Imagine saying good-bye, walking away from a loved one, not having the slightest idea it could be forever, never knowing where they went, with whom they crossed paths, whether they’re alive or deceased. It is the heartbreaking reality for many families connected to the more than 2,300 people who go missing in the United States each day. Through her impassioned work as a forensic artist, Diana Trepkov allows the faces of the missing to be seen again, often decades after they vanish. Diana’s age-progression sketches come to life not only because of her careful consideration for anatomical nuances, but also because of her careful consideration for the human heart.”

Alexis K. Weed, producer HLN’s Nancy Grace Cold case writer, CNN.com

“Diana Trepkov uses her forensic art techniques to bring life to the faces of those that died without their identity. Her skilled drawings allow agencies to use her reconstructions in a public forum in order to help generate leads that can ultimately restore the name to the decedent. Diana’s dedication and perseverance allows these victims to be returned to their families and laid to rest.”

Suzi Dodt Medico-legal death investigator Formerly of the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office Phoenix, Arizona

About the Author

Diana P. Trepkov is certified in forensic art by the International Association for Identification and sits on the board of the I.A.I.'s forensic art sub-committee. Throughout Canada and the United States, she has been an artist for over twenty-eight years and has been involved in 120 law enforcement cold cases that involved her forensic artwork techniques. Ms. Trepkov has helped to solve high profile cases recently in the United States.

Ms. Trepkov has appeared on national television shows, such as CTV’s Canada AM, CTV news, Global News, Rogers TV, Mystery TV, WINK Florida News, GTA’s Most Wanted, CP24 NEWS, ABC 15 Phoenix, History Channel, Nancy Grace, CNN World News Live, CNN Headline News live with Ali Velshi, and News 14 Carolina, and was featured as the cover story for PI Magazine, which is an international magazine. Her forensic artwork has been published all over North America in various newspapers. She has given numerous presentations/lectures/ seminars/ and teaching workshops including a presentation for the FBI Conference.

Ms. Trepkov previously worked for the York Regional Police Service in the Forensic Identification Bureau and is currently a Toronto Police Auxiliary officer. She is a good-standing member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association for Identification, the Reid Institute, and Alba Investigations, Inc. Her articles have been published in Blue Line Magazine, which is Canada’s national law enforcement magazine and H.Q. which is the official magazine of The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. Her forensic artwork has also been featured in Unsolved: True Canadian Cold Cases a book by Robert J. Hoshowsky

She lives in Canada.