Kyla West (nee Brick), formerly of New Hope, is the youngest member inducted into the Vidocq Society. She is 29 years old.
The Vidocq Society is an elite group of experienced investigators, detectives and forensic specialists dedicated to solving homicide cold cases. As a wildlife biologist, West has extensive experience with investigations where death or injury were possibly caused by wildlife interactions.
“Her unique experience and expertise in forensic wilderness evidence is a tremendous asset in forensic evaluations.” stated Howard Lebofsky, deputy commissioner and chairman of the board of The Vidocq Society. ‘Kyla not only can tell what kind of animal may have been involved in an event, but whether an animal was involved at all and whether that animal was indigenous to the given region,” he concluded. In addition to becoming the youngest member of The Vidocq Society, Brick will appear in the 2021 edition of “Who’s Who in America.”