‘Bones tell the whole story.’ This is the approach forensic teams have taken with law enforcement for decades and still the most common method of an initial homicide investigation: Law enforcement officers photograph remains at an outdoor crime scene and immediately remove and transport the bones to a lab, with the general assumption that the scenes are highly disturbed and hold little information. There the bones sit waiting for a forensic scientist to analyze them and determine the identity of the deceased. The bones are the primary, and many times only, physical evidence analyzed.
Enter Dennis Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA, and FBI Special Agent Michael Hochrein (ret), forensic anthropology and archaeology consultants for Tripwire Operations Group. Read More