In recent years, Mexican drug cartels have committed numerous massacres while fighting for control of smuggling routes into the U.S. This month alone, investigators have recovered at least 54 bodies from mass graves in three states in Mexico. One of… Read More ›
On Monday at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Daytona Beach, FL the remains of a teenager, known as John Doe 1972, were exhumed by Volusia County Sheriff’s Office so that forensic scientists can run DNA tests and do a facial… Read More ›
Update #2: NBC is reporting that human remains found in California desert may belong to missing San Diego family
Update 3:32pm PT 11/24/2013 On Friday, investigators confirmed that the skeletal remains of two children found in a grave near Victorville, CA are those of Joseph and Gianni, sons of Joseph and Summer McStay who went missing in 2010. CBS Update:… Read More ›
Update #1: The bones of 4 people discovered in two shallow graves in Mojave Desert in Southern California.
The Ventura County Star reports that the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department confirmed they excavated skeletal remains of four people from 2 shallow graves in Victorville, CA, which is about 70 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The area is well… Read More ›
On Monday an off-road motorcyclist, who found human remains on the outskirts of an unincorporated area of Victorville, CA, reported the discovery to the Sheriff’s Department. When deputies returned on Tuesday they found the remains of more than one person…. Read More ›
Let’s go back to the beginning… At the center of this debate is the mummified head that some believe belongs to French King Henry IV (1553-1610). The beloved king from the House of Bourbon was assassinated by a religious fanatic… Read More ›
Cassiman et al, the authors of study published online Wednesday in the European Journal of Human Genetics, tested the DNA of a centuries old mummified head reportedly belonging to French King Henri IV and a blood sample belonging to King Louis XVI,… Read More ›
Update #1: Police say finding cause/manner of death from the skeletal remains found in Studebaker will be challenging.
Earlier this week authorities found the skeletal remains in a 1960 Studebaker that was under a bridge, in a South Dakota creek. These remains are likely tied to a 40 year-old cold case. Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson, both 17,… Read More ›
This post is updated as more disarticulated feet are discovered. When a dead body ends up in water (whether by murder, accident, or suicide) the hands and feet easily detach from the arms and legs as the body decomposes, because, compared to… Read More ›
Dr. Erin Kimmerle and the anthropology team from the University of South Florida wrapped up the first phase of exhumations at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, FL. By the end of the day on Tuesday, the team of… Read More ›