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The Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum" paid a visit to Michigan State University to film a feature the "Crippen Case," based on the work of forensic scientist and faculty member David Foran. The case centered on a man, Hawley Crippen, who was hanged for murdering his wife 100 years ago. Foran and his team proved through state-of-the-art DNA analysis and sleuthing that Hawley's conviction for this crime was flawed. Learn more: MSU News.
The popular "Mysteries at the Museum" takes viewers on a compelling tour of America's past, revisiting its enduring, intriguing events by reexamining what has been left behind. The series casts its net wide, exploring the corners and backrooms of institutions dedicated to a variety of popular and entertaining subjects - invisible spies, cold-blooded assassins, dinosaurs, the paranormal, the Old West, the Cold War and more.
A fascination with the natural wonders and world cultures on exhibit at the MSU Museum coupled with the the meticulous research of the "Crippen case" put Michigan State University on the map for this mystery tour.
The "Crippen Case" segment from MSU premieres Tuesday, April 24 at 9 p.m., with rebroadcasts throughout the week. Find out more this and other "Mysteries at the Museum" features. 
The MSU Museum is the natural science and culture museum at Michigan State University and is open seven days a week, with admission by donation at 409 W. Circle Drive.