The limestone sarcophagus thought to date from around 900AD, was found earlier this year with eight skeletons alongside a Saxon church, and may contain the remains of a Saxon king or bishop. An examination with an endoscope revealed it contains… Read More ›
Forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and forensic science in the news.
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 ›
Today police identified the remains as those belonging to Doris Wood using dental records, which were found in a storage unit last week. A father and son, who purchased the contents of the unit at an auction, found the human… Read More ›
Archeologists have uncovered the remains of a savage massacre that took place 1500 years ago on the remote island fort of Öland in Sweden. The victims fell were they lay and remained untouched for centuries. Helene Wilhelmson, an osteologist at Sweden’s… Read More ›
In Kentucky on Thursday, a father and son purchased the contents of a storage unit at an auction, after the owner died earlier this year. As the tweo were inspecting the unit they discovered dirt covered human bones inside three… Read More ›
Dozens of bodies have been discovered buried in a mass grave in northern Bosnia, in the village of Tomasica, near the Bosnian town of Prijedor. Authorities believe that these human remains belong to Bosniak Muslims and Croats killed by Serb forces… Read More ›
Sky News is reporting that one of two cars pulled from Foss Lake two weeks ago, a 1969 Camaro carrying 3 teenagers, shows signs that it was involved in an accident. Damage to the radiator fan, a motor mount, and… 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 ›
In Germany last August, a little boy playing in his grandmother’s attic found a mummy in a sarcophagus. Forensic experts at Hamburg’s Eppendorf University Hospital examined the mummy to determine its age and origin, and they’ve determined that most of the… Read More ›
This is the week that the bodies missing people are recovered from submerged cars. Earlier this week a fisherman noticed the wheel of a car sticking out of a creekside embankment in Brule Creek near Elk Point, SD. When police… Read More ›