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Renowned forensic pathologist to headline Literary Project luncheon fundraiser

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Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, world renowned forensic pathologist, is the keynote speaker for The Literacy Project's luncheon fundraiser.

VAIL — A renowned forensic pathologist whose work was featured in a recent movie is the featured speaker for The Literacy Project luncheon.

Dr. Cyril H. Wecht has spent the better part of four decades applying science to investigative techniques to help solve some of the most vexing cases. Wecht is an attorney as well as a forensic pathologist, medical-legal consultant, author and expert on many of the highest-profile deaths in the past half-century.

He was portrayed by Albert Brooks in the film "Concussion."

For his presentation to The Literacy Project, Wecht will discuss the world of forensic pathology, where he says "mystery meets science, law and medicine join forces, and amazing discoveries lurk around every corner."

Discussion Topics

Wecht will discuss how scientific principles and sound investigative techniques can help uncover truth. His presentation is set to cover the deaths of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley and JonBenet Ramsey, Chandra Levy, Laci Peterson and the investigation surrounding Casey Anthony.

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The Literacy Project is a non-profit that helps adults and children acquire English reading, writing and speaking skills. Adult, middle school, and family and children programs are available for free.

IF YOU GO

What: Literacy Project annual luncheon fundraiser with forensic pathologist Cyril H. Wecht

Where: The Four Seasons, Vail

When: 11:30 to 2 p.m. July 25.

Cost: $125 per person.

More information and tickets: Contact Colleen Gray at 970-949-5026, literacy@evld.org or visit literacyprojecteaglecounty.org.