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Identity Crisis: The Murder, the Mystery, and the Missing DNA

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    Jefferson Bass(Author)

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Renowned forensic anthropologist Bill Bass founder of the Body Farm tackles one of his most baffling cases ever in this real-life spellbinder In 1978, 56-year-old Leoma Patterson left a bar in Clinton, Tennessee, and was never seen again. Six months later, a female skeleton was found on a wooded lakeshore in a neighboring county. The bones were consistent with those of the missing woman, and one of Patterson's daughters recognized a ring found at the death scene as her mother's. The bones were buried, and six years later, a relative of Patterson's one of the men she was last seen alive with confessed to killing her. Case closed.But the tentative identification made years before DNA testing was available to confirm it failed to convince some of Patterson's relatives. And so it was that in 2005 Dr. Bass found himself winding around hairpin curves to the mountainside grave, where he would unearth the disputed remains and collect DNA samples. The forensic twists and turns that followed would test the limits of DNA technology and of Dr. Bass's half-century of forensic knowledge."

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  • PDF | 112 pages
  • Jefferson Bass(Author)
  • Witness Impulse (9 Jun. 2015)
  • English
  • 7
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By P Reynolds on 7 June 2015

    Truth is stranger (and more interesting) than fiction!Forensic Anthropologist Bill Bass and Scientific Journalist Jon Jefferson, writing as 'Jefferson Bass', have already produced several excellent novels about the exploits of fictional Pathologist Bill Brockton, utilising the experiences of Dr. Bill Bass during his career of over 50 years.This short book, however, is a factual account of Bill Bass's attempt to give proof of identity to a family whose relative's remains were identified on minimal real evidence over 20 years previously.This book is interesting, a good read, informative, and as good a yarn as any fictional crime case. If it was not a true case it would still be a great 'detective' case utilising the sciences of forensic anthropology and DNA testing, which the author(s) describe in a way that is easy to understand.Brief histories of the sciences of facial reconstruction and DNA analysis are detailed, including brief references to DNA analysis in the O.J.Simpson case, and a discussion of the difficulties that can be encountered in DNA collection and testing.Containing hyperlinks to actual photographs of locations and evidence, on the Jefferson-Bass website, this book both provides a good introduction to the use of forensic anthropology as a detection tool, and is also a tale as gripping as any fictional work.

  • By jean lewis on 6 January 2017

    great as always,very interesting book by a very knowledgeable author,never disappoints.

  • By Beattie on 30 May 2015

    This is an excellent book, I wish there would be more done and quickly

  • By Jo on 22 April 2016

    Thought I was getting a book. More like a thick pamphlet

  • By Guest on 31 March 2016

    A book you must read twists and turns at each page

  • By GPK on 27 August 2015

    Wonderful writer(s) very good book and clarity

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