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DFIRL Episode 02: Digital Footprints

In this episode of Digital Forensics In Real Life (DFIRL) podcast, we’ll be talking to Detective Chad Gish, a 22-year veteran of the Metro Nashville Police Department, about his crucial role in solving the tragic case of Tiffany Ferguson, a 22-year-old ICU nurse who was brutally murdered in her Nashville apartment on February 28th, 2017. 

What is fascinating about this case is what it says about the way digital technology has become a part of so many lives – even for folks we may not think of as highly connected. We hear jokes about how everyone and their grandmother is on Facebook now, but the truth of this case is that a man with no home, job or cellphone service still produced a vast digital footprint for forensic examiners to explore. 

For those who want to learn more, a scholarship fund has been set up for Tiffany Paige Ferguson, which is awarded each year to a high school graduate from Tiffany’s hometown of Loretto, Tennessee. To quote the scholarship fund website: “the recipient would not only achieve, but posses the nurturing, selfless qualities Tiffany did.” 

Listen now to hear Detective Chad Gish to discuss the case. 

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