In 2018 Mary Morton joined Larsen Forensics after a twenty-seven year career with the FBI as both a scientist and a special agent. She has spent the majority of her career in the field of forensics and crime scene work. She started as a bench technician in the DNA Analysis Unit of the FBI Laboratory. Ms. Morton served as a member and team leader for the FBI’s Evidence Response Teams in Chicago and Washington DC from 1994-2006. Her major crime scene experience includes the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Olympic Park Bombing at the Atlanta Olympics, the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, searches for the Amerithrax investigation, and as an overall administrator for the 9/11 Pentagon crime scene.
Ms. Morton’s most recent assignment was as a criminal profiler in the FBI’s Behavorial Analysis Units (BAU), National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) from 2012 until her retirement in 2018. She specialized in forensics and crime scene assessment and reconstruction. As such she consulted in cases involving violent crime, serial crime, equivocal death, terrorism and WMD. In examining these cases, she has provided a variety of services. These services include: crime scene analysis and reconstruction; investigative strategies; case linkage analysis in serial cases; development of unknown offender characteristics; the development of interview designs for suspects; guidance for major case management; media strategies; and assistance with strategies for prosecution.
Ms. Morton also served as a criminal investigator in the Chicago and Washington DC Field Offices working a variety of federal violations. In 2006 she took a specialized position in the FBI Laboratory as a Supervisory Special Agent for the Hazardous Evidence Response Team Unit (HERTU), providing evaluation and expert level specialized assistance in hazardous situations to safely and efficiently locate, evaluate and recover dangerous evidence.. This program served as a resource to local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies to provide assistance in addressing biological, chemical and nuclear crime scenes.
Ms. Morton has been a certified police instructor for twenty-four years, and has taught a myriad of subjects to state, local, federal and international law enforcement audiences. These subjects include: Criminal Investigative Analysis; a variety forensic topics; Sexual Murder, Serial Murder; Sexual Assault; Serial Sexual Assault; Equivocal Death Investigation; No Body Homicide; and Cold Case Investigation. Ms. Morton has also provided training to other entities such as the U.S. Military, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, and prosecutors.
Ms. Morton holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s of Science degree in Biodefense from George Mason University. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA).. Before Joining the FBI Ms. Morton worked in research science and clinical science.