This case study of the Kelsey Smith kidnapping and murder provides an overview of the case and the issues with obtaining wireless device location data in exigent circumstances. Relevant state, federal, and case law will be discussed, including changes that have occurred in the aftermath of this case. The presentation also will touch on issues of PTSD and the need for debriefing after cases of this magnitude. This case made national and international news and has been the subject of several documentaries on national and international television.
Understand how the Kelsey Smith case has impacted the use of wireless data in investigations
Define critical terms relevant to wireless location data investigations
Discuss relevant case law, federal law and state law on obtaining wireless location data & policy considerations