Jeanette Hencken with the help of her students in the Advanced Forensic Science Research class at Webster Groves High School (WGHS) in Missouri collect data and photograph footwear at local Payless ShoeSource and Walmart stores. This information is edited and maintained by students and staff at WGHS as a resource of the law enforcement community.


Normally, the data is collected twice a year in March and October. Each time, photographs are taken and information is collected on approximately 150 shoes at retailer. For each shoe, the following information is recorded: manufacturer, model name, model number, and date of collection. Jeanette has requested that interested parties contact her to learn more information about these shoes. Jeanette also welcomes search requests if you have an unknown crime scene impression that you'd like her students to search. She and her students do not claim to be forensic footwear experts, but they enjoy the opportunity to offer their search services to the flaw enforcement community.



Jeanette Hencken (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Webster Groves High School
100 Selma Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 918-4611