Interview- Cold Case Investigator- Sheryl McCollum
Apr 29 2020
Sheryl "Mac" McCollum is an American crime analyst, college professor, founder, and director of the non-profit Cold Case Investigative Research Institute based in Atlanta, Georgia, and a crime scene analyst for a CBS affiliate. She's been seen on CNN, ID Channel, Nancy Grace, and many more. McCollum's law-enforcement career began in 1982 at the Rape Crisis Center at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. From there, she was director of the Metro Atlanta Cold Case Crime Analysis Squad. During the 1996 Olympic Games, she was the coordinator for the Crisis Response Team that planned and trained for four years and responded to the Centennial Olympic Park bombing, providing victim services. She also served as the Georgia state director of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. In 2004, McCollum founded the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute. CCIRI unites researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community to work collectively to advance research, training, and techniques in solving cold cases. And has recently been asked by Sheriff Chad Chronister to head up the Cold Case Investigation into the disappearance of Carole Baskins' (The Tiger King Netflix) second husband, Don Lewis.