Skip the crime investigation shows on TV this week and come out for the real thing. Springfield’s FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association promises an evening of mystery with former cold case investigator Paul Echols on Feb. 15. He will discuss his experiences as a key investigator in a case involving a serial killer in Illinois nearly 25 years ago, while a commander at with the Carbondale Police Department. Echols is currently a criminal justice instructor at Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill. He is also an adjunct instructor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Echols co-authored a book called In Cold Pursuit: My Hunt for Timothy Krajcir – The Notorious Serial Killer. The event will be held at The Inn at 835 at 835 S. Second St. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7 p.m. The public event is $15 and guests should RSVP at 217-725-0414.