Join us on United Public Radio as we interview Thomas C Juby in hours one and two.
Thomas C Juby is a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with over 32 years of service. 27 years of that time was spent as a Forensic Identification Investigator, or crime scene investigator similar to what would be seen on the CSI programs of today. During that time, Juby has investigated over a hundred homicide crime scenes, more than a thousand sudden deaths scenes of other types, and several hundred fire scenes, besides the thousands of robberies, break-ins, and serious assaults including rapes. In addition he’s investigated a dozen airplane crash cases where fatalities had occurred.
Mr. Juby was considered to be one of the most experienced and capable Forensic Identification members in the RCMP, and has provided expert evidence in court with regards to many areas of his work. This included the cause determination of fire scenes.
When Swissair Flight 111 occurred, Juby was instrumental in the setup and running of the morgue that identified all 229 passengers and crew. After two months, the morgue was closed and he moved over to the aircraft reconstruction hangar where he worked for another three and a half years with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Tom was the prime, and then after a year, the only Forensic Identification member for the file, and he worked closely with the TSB members to provide photographic work as well as to maintain a hands-on working knowledge of the physical evidence involved in the case. Mr. Juby attended Zurich on three occasions where he viewed the fire area of the aircraft on fifteen of Swissair's other MD-11 aircraft. In addition he attended at Boeing in Seattle to perform specialized wire tests, and then in Ottawa on numerous occasions where highly specialized wire testing was perfomed. He has attended on three occasions at the FAA Burn Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey to assist, photograph, and video tape numerous burn tests.
Tom has since written a book called 'Twice As Far' that details much of his experiences with the investigation, including the fact that he believes there to have been a criminal device on board the aircraft that caused the catastrophic fire that in turn killed all 229 passengers and crew, and destroyed the aircraft.