(PRWEB) April 12, 2005
Having served as both a Detective and Detective Sergeant with the City of Miami Police Department's Homicide Unit for over 20 years, Lt. Nelson Andreu has an unparallel wealth of investigative experience. He investigated thousands of death cases ranging from routine natural deaths, accidental deaths, industrial deaths, murders and suicides, to his working on five separate serial killer investigations. These culminated in 2002 with the conviction of Francisco Del Junco, a Miami serial killer who bludgeoned to death and set fire to four women in South Florida. This investigation was recently featured on A&E TelevisionÂs ÂCold Case FilesÂ program.
During Lt. AndreuÂs last 10 years in the Homicide Unit, he was in charge of the ÂCold Case Squad,Â investigating hundreds of MiamiÂs open murder cases dating back to the 1940Âs. Lt. Andreu and the investigators under his command solved dozens of previously open murder cases, bringing closure to family members who for years had anguished with unanswered questions and dwindling hope for cases involving their loved ones ever being solved. Additionally, he has appeared on several local, national and international television programs answering questions about murder, providing insight, commentary and analysis with respect to all aspects of death-related investigations, as well as polygraph-related issues.
Lt. Andreu has written an article entitled ÂSerial Killers, A Homicide DetectiveÂs Take,Â which was published in the most recent Journal of the American Polygraph Association and which will be again featured in the current issue of ÂPolice Technology MagazineÂ. This nearly 6000-word article outlines the inner thoughts, mindset and actions of serial killers through the eyes of one of the nationÂs most experienced homicide sleuths.
Lt. Andreu often headed the entire Homicide Unit in a Commander's Position. At times, Lt. Andreu was the highest ranking Officer in the entire Investigations Division at Miami P.D., acting as the head of the Criminal Investigation Division, consisting of nearly 100 investigators and support personnel. Nelson Andreu retired in 2002 at the rank of Lieutenant and is now offering his expertise to the private and public sector in various speaking and consulting activities. Below is just a brief list of some of Lt. Andreu's accomplishments and investigative expertise.
Longest and most experienced Homicide Investigator in Miami P.D. history - Referred to as the "Dean" of Miami Homicide - Worked five different Serial Killer cases, who in total killer nearly 50 people - Supervised and Investigated dozens of Police Officer related shootings - Authored dozens of Non-Fiction police articles in a National Police story magazine - Authored a fictional novel about a Miami P.D. Homicide Detective entitled "Dead Red" (http://DeadRedNovel.com) - Published an article on "Serial Killers" in several Magazines, including Police Technology Magazine and the Journal of the American Polygraph Association - Often detached to the F.B.I. and D.E.A. to assist them in investigating large scale National murder investigations - Selected & Cited as Officer/Investigator of the Month at Miami P.D. on numerous occasions - Selected & Cited as Officer/Investigator of the Month in the entire County on several occasions - Received several Citations for Investigative Excellence from the City of Miami Commission and Mayor - Received numerous letters of appreciation & commendation from Federal Agency's, Judges, Community leaders, citizens and others - Certified Polygraph and Voice Stress Examiner - Has appeared on dozens of local and national television programs providing insight and commentary on specific cases as well as police procedures, investigations in general and polygraph testing - Has taught police and homicide related classes at various locations including; Florida International University, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami Police Academy, Florida Writers Association and others - Was the spokesperson for Miami P.D. on many homicide investigations - Currently holds a State of Florida Private Investigators License and is the President of Deception Check Polygraph and Investigative Services, Inc. (http://DeceptionCheck.com)
Lt. Andreu is a "Registered Diplomat" with the "American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators" - Lt. Andreu is a Certified Medical Investigator with the "American College of Forensic Examiners"
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