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Artists Use Sculpture, 3D Imaging to Help Identify Migrant Remains

A group of New York artists are using their skills and technology to help in the identification of migrants who are deceased or go missing after leaving their home countries. The artists are using sculpture and 3D imaging technology to turn skulls into images they hope will help family members identify their loved ones.

Sculptors from the New York Academy of Art recently fashioned 3D facial reconstructions of eight men whose remains were recovered after they died while illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico, the Guardian reported. The skulls are held in the Pima County, Arizona, medical examiner’s office because officials are unable to identify the victims.

Skeletal Remains found in Brooks County, Texas.

Skeletal migrant remains found in Brooks County, Texas. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

In addition to sculptures, the art students are employing 3D technology to create images using information provided by medical examiners, including

Read more at: http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2018/01/15/artists-use-sculpture-3d-imaging-help-identify-migrant-remains/

Artists’ impressions: sculptors help to identify victims found on US-Mexico border

The remains of eight dead men have never been formally identified, so a group of New York artists have been called upon for help with facial reconstruction

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Artists in class at the New York Academy of Art. ‘This life and the lives of everyone who knew him are at stake.’
Photograph: Tom Silverstone/Guardian

The families of eight men found dead on the US border with Mexico do not know what happened to them. The

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/15/new-york-sculptors-border-deaths

Police identify body pulled from Raleigh’s Lake Johnson – the 2nd in 3 months

Officials have identified the man whose body was pulled from Lake Johnson on Friday afternoon.

Demario Antonio Liles, 30, of Durham, had been the subject of a missing person investigation after he was last seen near the lake in the early morning of New Year’s Day. Police said an investigation is ongoing.

The body was recovered from the southwest Raleigh lake about 4:30 p.m. and transported to WakeMed for further examination.

Police found a wrecked car abandoned about 2:20 a.m. on Jan. 1 in the same area where the body was found, according to a department crash report.

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The car was headed south on Avent Ferry Road when it “failed to negotiate the curve of the bridge” over Lake Johnson and bounced back and forth, striking guard rails. The driver then

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Petersburg police identify carjacking suspect; victim in stable condition

PETERSBURG, Va. – Petersburg police have identified a suspect wanted for carjacking, then dragging the victim about a half-mile behind his own truck.

Tony James Woodley, 24, of Petersburg,  is wanted for grand larceny, reckless driving, and driving on a suspended license.

Petersburg police found the victim on the night of December 13, off Boydton Plank Road. The initial calls reported that a man had been shot in the head but that proved to be false, after further examination at the emergency room.

Crime Insider sources say the victim dragged about a half-mile and left with life-threatening injuries. They say he was battered and bloodied with road rash.

Tony James Woodley

Hours later, the suspect was seen driving the vehicle into several cars parked on Melville Street. At that location, police say the carjacker then ran off on foot.

The victim is now in stable condition and is

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/12/22/petersburg-police-identify-carjacking-suspect-victim-in-stable-condition/

Petersburg police identify carjacking suspect; victim in stable …

PETERSBURG, Va. – Petersburg police have identified a suspect wanted for carjacking, then dragging the victim about a half-mile behind his own truck.

Tony James Woodley, 24, of Petersburg,  is wanted for grand larceny, reckless driving, and driving on a suspended license.

Petersburg police found the victim on the night of December 13, off Boydton Plank Road. The initial calls reported that a man had been shot in the head but that proved to be false, after further examination at the emergency room.

Crime Insider sources say the victim dragged about a half-mile and left with life-threatening injuries. They say he was battered and bloodied with road rash.

Tony James Woodley

Hours later, the suspect was seen driving the vehicle into several cars parked on Melville Street. At that location, police say the carjacker then ran off on foot.

The victim is now in stable condition and is

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/12/22/petersburg-police-identify-carjacking-suspect-victim-in-stable-condition/

Tips sought to help identify human remains found in 1994

Tips sought to help identify human remains found in 1994 

 

Read more at: http://cedarspringspost.com/2017/12/07/tips-sought-to-help-identify-human-remains-found-in-1994/

Tips sought to help identify remains found 23 years ago in Alcona County

CURTISVILLE – Investigators from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Alpena Post and the Alcona County Sheriff’s Department (ACSD) are seeking information to help identify human remains found in northern Michigan 23 years ago.

A bow hunter discovered the skeletal remains in October 1994 while walking in a wooded area off Bamfield Road, between Curtisville and the Alcona Dam, according to police. 

The ACSD was the lead investigating agency, with the MSP crime lab assisting in the recovery of the remains from the scene.

Michigan State University anthropologists have determined the remains to be that of a female, 30-50 years old, who was approximately 4 ft. 7 in. to 5 ft.  6 in. tall.

She was likely of European ancestry, but no population group should be excluded, according to authorities.

Evidence of a fracture to the skull indicates she may have experienced some type of trauma at or

Read more at: http://www.iosconews.com/news/crime/article_db3f322c-d9f0-11e7-83d4-4ffd205c7612.html

Three decades later, fingerprints help identify 18-year-old found dead in Ontario

More than three decades after the nude body of a sandy-haired young man was found in an abandoned Ontario home, new fingerprint technology has led authorities to identify him as 18-year-old Joseph Pace.

Pace’s decomposing body was found in the empty home in the 1600 block of East Holt Boulevard on the morning of Aug. 21, 1986, according to Ontario police officials and a press release from the time.

After his positive identification, police learned Pace’s body was found less than a mile from where his mother and stepfather worked as on-site managers and maintenance employees at the Capri Motel, located on Holt Boulevard near Grove Avenue. The motel is still operating today.

His family, mother, brother and two sisters, all currently live outside of California, police said.

In 2005, the National Center for Missing  Exploited Children completed a facial reconstruction composite of the body<p data-recalc-dims=Read more at: http://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/11/13/three-decades-later-fingerprint-technology-helps-identify-18-year-old-ontario-homicide-victim/

Three decades later, fingerprints help identify 18-year-old found …

More than three decades after the nude body of a sandy-haired young man was found in an abandoned Ontario home, new fingerprint technology has led authorities to identify him as 18-year-old Joseph Pace.

Pace’s decomposing body was found in the empty home in the 1600 block of East Holt Boulevard on the morning of Aug. 21, 1986, according to Ontario police officials and a press release from the time.

After his positive identification, police learned Pace’s body was found less than a mile from where his mother and stepfather worked as on-site managers and maintenance employees at the Capri Motel, located on Holt Boulevard near Grove Avenue. The motel is still operating today.

His family, mother, brother and two sisters, all currently live outside of California, police said.

In 2005, the National Center for Missing  Exploited Children completed a facial reconstruction composite of the body<p data-recalc-dims=Read more at: http://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/11/13/three-decades-later-fingerprint-technology-helps-identify-18-year-old-ontario-homicide-victim/