Identification of the Living & the Dead

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Grenfell fire investigators turn to 9/11 experts to help identify victims

London’s deputy police commissioner says scale and complexity of the disaster is comparable to 2001 attack in New York<p>Police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire have turned to US experts who investigated the remains of the World Trade Center after 9/11 to help identify victims of the disaster.<p>The …

Crime

Grenfell Tower victim Isaac Paulos, 5, choked to death on fire fumes

Coroner describes complexity of identifying victims as inquests open and scepticism about official death toll grows<p>The coroner overseeing formal investigations into the causes of death for each of the Grenfell Tower fire victims has spoken of the almost indescribable complexity of identifying them …

Tower Block

Utilising #RSSS #CSI tablet to transmit images of found remains to forensic expert at #AlectoForensics - result in under an hour = animal 🐂! https://t.co/pM3m8g8vII

Identifying #GrenfellTower victims may be more difficult than 9/11 victims - forensic pathologist @drjudymelinek #newsnight https://t.co/DL7FFJOpIJ

Forensic technique uses forehead X-rays to assess age of juvenile remains | Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Forensic anthropology researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that can provide an approximate age for juveniles and …

Forensic Anthropology - The Story is in the Bones

Podcast: Play in new window | Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | More<p><b>Forensic anthropology</b> is the analysis of skeletal, badly decomposed, …

Crime and no punishment: New PBS documentary series shows there is no justice for war criminals

“Dead Reckoning” from Jonathan Silvers is necessary if disturbing viewing<p>Imagine soldiers tossing children in the air and spearing them with their bayonets. Prisoners being shot in the back. Lifeless bodies heaped upon each other like trash in a landfill. War is meant to be deadly and frightening. …

About the Film | Dead Reckoning

<b>Dead Reckoning</b> is an unprecedented series about the evolution of postwar justice over the past seven decades — and the failure to investigate war …

The Use of Forensic Anthropology

CRC Press, Jan 22, 2009 - Law - 184 pages<p>Contents<p>Bibliographic information<p>Title<p>The Use of Forensic Anthropology<p>Edition<p>2, illustrated, revised<p>Publisher<p>…

Sandie Bowen's body was tied to a sink and thrown in a reservoir

A murdered woman’s remains were found tied to a porcelain sink at the bottom of a reservoir, 20 years after she disappeared .<p>Sandie Bowen was 53 when …

Skeletons in the Closet

Inside the Body Farm: Meet the astonishing forensic effort to put names to the scores of illegals who died after crossing the border – and being dumped by the 'coyotes'

• <b>WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT</b>• <b><br>A massive effort is under way to put names to scores of illegals who died as they crossed the border</b>• <b><br>'Operation ID' is being</b> …

Wentwood Reservoir body is Sandie Bowen murdered in 1997

<b>Human remains found in a reservoir near Newport have been confirmed as those of a woman murdered 20 years ago, police have said.</b><p>The body was discovered at Wentwood Reservoir, near Newport, on 2 February and DNA analysis has now confirmed it is that of Sandie Bowen.<p>Mrs Bowen, 53, was murdered by her …

Taking fingerprints ©Figurines-Littlepeople #forensics #forensic #fingerprints #fingeraftryk #empreintedigitale #huelladactilar https://t.co/CApfCwDGsE

Close-up video of sweat drops emerging from fingertip

This looks like a drip irrigation system on a pink farm.<p>There are a lot of tiny lines on fingertips and palm called epidermal ridges. The ducts of …

Fingerprint Evidence is Circumstantial, Not an Identification

Friday, February 10, 2017<p>Carnegie Mellon’s Joseph B. Kadane To Present “Fingerprint Science” at Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of …

Axed McKie fingerprints expert to get her hands on £300,000 after 10-year court battle

Fiona McBride has been awarded £300,000 compensation and been told she can return to her job next month after a 10-year fight.<p>The fingerprint expert …

Bosnia's DNA quest to identify war dead

<b>A mid-afternoon congregation of mourners waits outside the mortuary in Visoko, about half an hour's drive from Bosnia's capital, Sarajevo. A funeral parade is due to begin, and finally some families will be able to pay their last respects.</b><p>Inside the building, work continues on the remains of …

The Forgotten Dead: Reading the Bones

South Africa’s Forgotten Dead

One in 10 people who pass through Gauteng’s mortuaries is not identified.<p>Their bodies languish for months in overcrowded and under-resourced forensic …

Bones specialists try to prise secrets from the veld bodies

To view the full Forgotten Dead project, click <b>HERE</b><p>If it wasn’t for the smell, no one would know there was a body there. The savannah grass reaches …

Nazi doctor Josef Mengele's bones used in Brazil forensic medicine courses

Students in São Paulo are examining remains of man known for medical experiments on Jews at Auschwitz to uncover mysteries of his life on the run<p>For more than 30 years, the bones of Josef Mengele, the German doctor who conducted horrific experiments on thousands of Jews at Auschwitz, lay unclaimed …

European History

The Roman empress who used forensic science to identify her rival’s head

Home <b>›</b> Forensic Science <b>›</b> <b>The Roman empress who used forensic science to identify her rival’s head</b><p><i>on</i> December 28, 2016 • ( 0 )<p>Image of Lollia Paulina …

Isotope Mapping and DNA Sequencing Give Forensic Science a Boost

COMPOSITE FROM ©ISTOCK.COM/K-KWANCHAi/MRTOM-UK<p>Forensic anthropologist Lindsay Trammell had only just received the human remains and she already knew …

Anthropology

She doesn’t rest until the dead have a name

For more than a year, the body of the tiny woman was kept in a freezer in the District medical examiner’s morgue.<p>She was white and had green eyes. Her hair was brown and gray, cut in short curls. She was middle-aged, barely 5 feet tall and had died of natural causes. Her body was found in an …

Crime

The Man Who Cleans Up After Plane Crashes

Robert Jensen has spent his career restoring order after mass fatalities: identifying remains, caring for families, and recovering personal effects. Here’s how he became the best at the worst job in the world.<p>A team stumbled and hacked its way through the jungle. The group had a vague idea of where …

Aviation

How forensic anthropologists are helping the families of Mexico's disappeared seek justice

Savvy scientists mix science and legal skills to help families seeking their loved ones

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