The Forensic and Investigative Science Program at West Virginia University is searching for cars to be used at the Crime Scene Training Complex on the Evansdale campus.

The Crime Scene Training Complex affords students a unique opportunity to apply and expand on classroom knowledge, evidence collection and processing techniques in a near “real-life” setting. The complex, which features three crime scene houses and a forensic garage, is the largest crime scene training complex in the world.

The Crime Scene Training Complex is currently in great need of automobiles to be used for vehicle processing. Donating a vehicle will allow students to develop skills that are directly applicable in forensic science-related careers and give them a chance to put their classroom knowledge to work. The cars must be in running order and able to be driven the length of a city block. Donating a vehicle makes a difference, and the donation is also eligible for a tax deduction of the Kelley Blue Book value of the vehicle.

As a part of the crime scene training experience, the Forensic and Investigative Science Program maintains an accurate depiction of a real crime scene. From floors and walls to fabric and fibers, the scene is designed to guide students through a process that requires many materials not often readily available in the university setting.

The Crime Scene Training Complex is located directly across from the McDonald’s on University Avenue near Towers.

This contribution can be made in conjunction with A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University. The $750 million comprehensive campaign being conducted by the WVU Foundation on behalf of the University runs through December 2015.

For further information on the comprehensive campaign, please or

For more information, contact Casper Venter by emailing or calling 304-293-8595.



CONTACT: Devon Copeland, Director of Communication and Marketing, Eberly College

Follow @WVUToday on Twitter.