In 1993, Mike became an investigator with the Utah Attorney
General’s Office where he investigated sexual offenses, cult activity and white-collar crimes. He
was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and eventually promoted to Chief of Staff under Attorney General Jan Graham.
During this time, King was trained as a criminal profiler through the FBI. He served as the co-chair
of the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program National Board. Mike has consulted on hundreds
of complex criminal cases around the world. Additionally, he has appeared in a leading role in the Emmy
Award winning production of “The Assassination of King Tut” and has worked exclusively for the Discovery Channel
and A&E’s History’s Mysteries on the “Curse of King Tut”.
Mike has authored, in part or whole, the following published books, “Jane,
A Woman’s Determination and the Wild West Frontier,” December 2009, IQ Design, Inc., “Predators, Who Are
They and How Do We Stop Them,” June 2007, Prometheus Press, NY. “Cold Case Methodology,”
2006, LawTech Publishing, CA. “Profilers,” 2006 Prometheus Press, NY “Who
Killed King Tut?,” 2005, Prometheus Press, NY, and “Analyzing Criminal Behavior,” 2001,
IQ Publishing, UT.
He has the following published works; “Interviewing the Incarcerated Offender
Convicted of Sexually Assaulting the Elderly” Journal of Forensic Nursing, Fall 2006, and, “Organizing Multi-jurisdictional
Task Forces” 1999, The FBI Journal.
Mike has a Master of Criminal Justice Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Criminal Justice. He is an adjunct faculty member for the school of criminal justice at Salt Lake Community
College and Weber State University. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School Program in Psychiatry
and the Law (2003-present) and is a Visiting Scholar for the School of Nursing at Boston College (2005-present).
He has appeared on national and international news shows, talk shows and documentaries, and has instructed law enforcement
in the United States, Canada, England, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and Egypt.
According to the book description of
Jane, A Woman's Determination and the Wild-West Frontier, “Jane McKechnie Walton was murdered
during Utah's statehood day celebration in 1891. One hundred and eighteen years later, her great-great
grandson, retired police lieutenant Mike King has solved her homicide. Jane emigrated to the United States
from Scotland in 1850, crossing the ocean in a wooden sailing ship where she braved hurricanes, sickness and burials at sea...
She walked the American plains as a pioneer and was a member of the famous Hole-in-the-Rock expedition where pioneers
lowered wagons and more than 1,000 head of livestock off of two thousand foot cliffs to the Colorado River below.
She settled in the four corners area of the western frontier where she and her family dealt with murderous indians
and forsaken outlaws. This true story is gripping and entertaining. “Jane
is the most amazing person you've never heard of," says Tim Gurrister of the Standard Examiner. A
Cold Case Methodology if designed to provide students with an overview and practical
understanding of the processes, theories and investigative techniques of Cold Case Investigations. Operative and sequential
procedures that lead to successful closure of Cold Cases will also be examined. Covered areas include; development of cold
case units, solvability factors, review and evaluation of evidence, and the basic and advanced technological methods employed
by Cold Case squads.
Comments on Michael King’s Analyzing
"A comprehensive overview into serial crime
motivation and methodology. It is easy to understand and very beneficial. Highly recommended." -- Philip Carlo, Author:
The Night Stalker, Stolen Flower, The Real Devil, East of Evil and Writer/Director of the Tony Award winning, Things That
Should Be Said
"This fascinating book shows one how to investigate the criminal mind. A
compelling and intriguing read for anyone.” -- Kate Botting, Documentary Producer Atlantic Productions, London, England
"This is a book for professional investigators, by professional investigators.
Even a great book for psychologists, therapists and counselors." -- Dr. Fred Cowie, Ph.D., Former Liaison to Law Enforcement
for Terrorism, Liaison to Indian Nations,
The Midwest Book review said of Michael
Kings Who Killed King Tut?: Using Modern Forensics to Solve a 3300-Year-Old Mystery, “The
collaboration of Michael R. King, Gregory Cooper, Don DeNevi, and Joan Fletcher, Who Killed King Tut?: Using Modern Forensics
To Solve a 3300-Year-Old Mystery is a survey of a 3,000 year old mystery and how modern forensics could solve the crime. Two
new law enforcement specialists in forensics and the psychological of criminal behavior here use modern crime-solving techniques
to add a very different perspective and evidence overlooked by specialists in Egyptology and archaeology. The conclusion:
Tut was most likely murdered; the evidence: in Who Killed King Tut?”