Category Archives: human identification

NAMUS: Justice Department boosts efforts to solve American Indian and Alaska Native Missing Person and Unidentified Remains Cases

Justice Department boosts efforts to solve American Indian and Alaska Native Missing Person and Unidentified Remains Cases – The Cherokee One Feather — Read on theonefeather.com/2021/11/23/justice-department-boosts-efforts-to-solve-american-indian-and-alaska-native-missing-person-and-unidentified-remains-cases/

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Forensic Odontology: Remains found in California forest identified as missing man

Way to go Jimmy Wood. NorCal odont. MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) — Human remains found in a remote Northern California forest last year have been identified as those belonging to a man reported missing for more than 15 years, authorities said … Continue reading

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Forensics: The 2018 California Wildfires: Integration of Rapid DNA to Dramatically Accelerate Victim Identification – Gin – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Notable application of DNA. Dental IDs still have some use, but times are changing. The 2018 California Wildfires: Integration of Rapid DNA to Dramatically Accelerate Victim Identification – Gin – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library … Continue reading

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Forensics: Cook County Board Approves Rapid DNA System for Medical Examiner’s Office

90 minute processing for an ID. Old lab took 8 months. Cook County Board Approves Rapid DNA System for Medical Examiner’s Office (Cook County, IL) – The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding [Thursday] for a rapid DNA system … Continue reading

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Forensics: The FBI should listen to this. We’re talking about hair the wrong way : Short Wave : NPR

Humans have scalp hair. But why is human scalp hair so varied? Biological anthropologist Tina Lasisi wanted to find out. And while completing her PhD at Penn State University, she developed a better system for describing hair — rooted in … Continue reading

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Forensics: Gabby Petito update: FBI’s decision to hold victim’s remains, cause of death ‘very unusual,’ Dr. Baden says

Two weeks since Gabby Petito was revealed to have been the victim of a homicide, famed forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden told Fox News the FBI’s decision to withhold her remains from her family was “very unusual,” as was the … Continue reading

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Forensics: Speculation abounds. How Did Van-Life Blogger Gabby Petito Die? The Cause May Not Be So Easy to Determine

She was last heard from in late August, weeks before human remains were found in the wild. — Read on http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-did-van-life-blogger-gabby-petito-die-the-cause-may-not-be-so-easy-to-determine

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Anthropology: Kleinfelters XXY Syndrome. Weapon grave of Suontaka, Hattula in Finland reveals flexible gender roles in the early Middle Ages

Weapon grave of Suontaka, Hattula in Finland reveals flexible gender roles in the early Middle Ages – The Archaeology News Network — Read on archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/weapon-grave-of-suontaka-hattula-in.html

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‘Forensics: ‘Those children could be my relatives’: Canada’s first Indigenous forensic pathologist on unmarked graves | Canada

Kona Williams says many unanswered questions remain about how to investigate remains found at the sites of residential schools — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/26/canada-indigenous-forensic-pathologist-unmarked-graves

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Forensics: Disinterment at Indian School cemetery concludes; one casket contained two sets of remains

Disinterment at Indian School cemetery concludes; one casket contained two sets of remains | The Sentinel: News | cumberlink.com — Read on cumberlink.com/news/local/disinterment-at-indian-school-cemetery-concludes-one-casket-contained-two-sets-of-remains/article_a988610e-391b-573b-b8b7-2addaa83d72b.amp.html

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