Dayle Hinman

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Dayle Hinman
Born (1952-09-21) September 21, 1952 (age 64)
Connecticut, U.S.
Alma mater Florida State University
Known for Being a criminal profiler

Dayle Hinman (born September 21, 1952) is a retired, FBI-trained criminal profiler. She starred in a television series on TruTV (earlier known as CourtTV). The program, Body of Evidence: From the case files of Dayle Hinman, documented some of the cases she worked while a Special Agent at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), as well as some other cases. "Body of Evidence" (which should not be confused with the TV crime drama Body of Proof), was a documentary-style show with interviews, re-enactments and an off-camera narrator. Each episode included scenes of Hinman discussing the case in question, as well as scenes of her playing herself in re-enactments.

Twelve of the episodes were packaged as a DVD "The Best of Court TV: Body of Evidence".[1]

Early life[edit]

Hinman was born in Connecticut. Her family moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 1961, and she graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School. She has an older sister, Wendy, and two younger brothers, Eric and Jeff.

Law enforcement training[edit]

Hinman holds a bachelor's degree from Florida State University in criminology. She had a one-year fellowship at the FBI Behaviorial Sciences unit and was one of the first people there to be trained in forensic profiling under John E. Douglas.[2]

Law enforcement career[edit]

Hinman's law enforcement career began in 1975 and spanned 26 years, including stints at Florida State University, Leon County, Florida, and the FDLE. During her career, she was one of only a handful of female criminal profilers.[3]

Notable cases[edit]

She has worked on several high-profile cases, including those of Ted Bundy, O.J. Simpson, and Aileen Wuornos.[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ " The Best of Court TV: Body of Evidence: Dayle Hinman: Movies & TV". Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  2. ^ Online chat with Dayle Hinman, October 31, 2001.
  3. ^ a b Biography from TruTV