In the news: UIndy’s forensic anthropologists

Photo by Kelly Wilkinson/Indianapolis Star

Today’s South Indy section of the Indianapolis Star carries a feature story on the important community-based work performed throughout and beyond Indiana by UIndy’s forensic anthropologists: Drs. Stephen Nawrocki and Krista Latham of the Biology and Anthropology departments, as well as their students.

Their team is often the first call for county coroners and law enforcement officials seeking the recovery and identification of suspected human remains, whenever and wherever they are discovered. As reporter Vic Ryckaert notes in his story, UIndy’s Archeology & Forensics Laboratory has played a key role over the years in such high profile investigations as the Baumeister serial murders in the 1990s and more recently the Jill Behrman disappearance, along with hundreds of lesser known cases.

The Star’s online package also includes a short video with interview clips from Nawrocki, Latham and Human Biology graduate students Madison Earll and Jessica Byram.

Read the story and watch the video here.