The Art of Solving a Cold Case - Atlas Obscura

Boulder, Colorado

The Art of Solving a Cold Case

Indulge your inner detective and learn how cold cases are solved!

How does a crime get solved 30 years after the fact? What techniques are used if evidence is limited? How do new methods solve these crimes? Join Atlas Obscura Society, Museum of Boulder, and Boulder County Cold Case Detective Steve Ainsworth for an evening of real-life cases and the strategies used to solve them. He'll take us from the beginning to the end of cases he's worked on.

We will also have a drawing for a month's membership to Hunt a Killer and everyone will receive a promo code for a discount on their first month.

Steve Ainsworth has been a Law Enforcement Office since 1977. He's been a lead investigator in numerous death cases, has investigated over 2,000 deaths of all causes, and has participated in over 1,000 hours of death investigation training. He's been recognized in District Court as an expert in Death Investigation.


  • Please arrive 15 minutes early for a prompt check-in time.
  • We will meet in The Lodge upstairs at the Museum of Boulder.
  • Please note that there may be some graphic images.
  • Due to the graphic nature of this program, it is suggested for ages 18+.
  • Event will run rain or shine.


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