Trail of bones : more cases from the files of a forensic anthropologist (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Trail of bones : more cases from the files of a forensic anthropologist Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Trail of bones : more cases from the files of a forensic anthropologist

Author: Mary H Manhein
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"A fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and an expert on the human skeleton, Mary H. Manhein assists law enforcement officials across the country in identifying bodies and solving criminal cases. In Trail of Bones, Manhein reveals the everyday realities of forensic anthropology. Going beyond the stereotypes portrayed on television, this real-life crime scene investigator unveils a gritty, exhausting,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Case studies
Nonfiction
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary H Manhein
ISBN: 0807131040 9780807131046
OCLC Number: 57670218
Description: xiv, 127 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The end of the road --
The lady from the Gulf --
Coming home --
Friends for life --
Sisters --
Alone in the woods --
They walk among us --
Tattoos and other body alterations --
Precious Doe --
Unidentified homicide victim --
Mardi Gras man --
Unexpected cargo --
Imaging resources, cold cases, and the IDA database --
Under siege --
Space shuttle Columbia.
Responsibility: Mary H. Manhein.
More information:

Abstract:

"A fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and an expert on the human skeleton, Mary H. Manhein assists law enforcement officials across the country in identifying bodies and solving criminal cases. In Trail of Bones, Manhein reveals the everyday realities of forensic anthropology. Going beyond the stereotypes portrayed on television, this real-life crime scene investigator unveils a gritty, exhausting, exacting, alternately rewarding and frustrating world where teamwork supersedes individual heroics and some cases unfortunately remain unsolved." "Manhein provides accounts of dozens of cases from her twenty-four-year career. Some of them are famous. She describes her involvement in the hunt for two serial killers who simultaneously terrorized the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, region for years; her efforts to recover the remains of the seven astronauts killed in the Columbia space shuttle crash in 2003; and her ultimately successful struggle to identify the beheaded toddler known for years as Precious Doe. Less well-known but equally compelling are cases involving the remains of a Korean War soldier buried for more than forty years and the mystery of "Mardi Gras Man," who was wearing a string of plastic beads when his body was discovered." "Manhein describes how the increased popularity of tattoos has aided her work and how forensic science has labored to expose frauds - including a fake "big-foot" track she examined from Louisiana's Kisatchie National Forest. She also shares ambitious plans to create a database of biological and DNA profiles of all of the state's missing and unidentified persons."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.