Please check out this thoughtful email to sent to Jeanette Hencken, Forensics Teacher at WGHS.
Each Child, Each Day...John
Ms. Hencken, and AFSR students of Webster Groves HS
I am Detective Doug Farmer with the Sylva Police Department in Sylva, NC. I am currently working alongside of my fellow Detective Amy Watson trying to identify the footwear that created the attached partial pattern. We have looked at multiple brands of shoes and boots but have not been able to identify this pattern.
I wanted to ask if you and your students would be interested in trying to identify this pattern and shoe brand. Your current work sounds very interesting and will provide a valuable asset for many. I had read about your work online and thought I would ask if you would assist us.
We salute you for spending your time and energy to help law enforcement solve crimes. We could not do it without the help of great people like you. We thank you in advance, and wish Webster Groves High School all the best in their endeavors.
Det. Doug Farmer
Sylva Police Department
755 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779