By Jefferson Bass
Renowned forensic anthropologist invoice Bass—founder of the physique Farm—tackles one in all his so much baffling situations ever during this real-life spellbinder
In 1978, 56-year-old Leoma Patterson left a bar in Clinton, Tennessee, and was once by no means noticeable back. Six months later, a feminine skeleton was once stumbled on on a wooded lakeshore in a neighboring county. The bones have been in line with these of the lacking lady, and one among Patterson's daughters famous a hoop came upon on the loss of life scene as her mother's. The bones have been buried, and 6 years later, a relative of Patterson's—one of the boys she used to be final visible alive with—confessed to killing her. Case closed.
But the tentative identification—made years prior to DNA checking out used to be on hand to substantiate it—failed to persuade a few of Patterson's family members. And so it used to be that during 2005 Dr. Bass chanced on himself winding round hairpin curves to the mountainside grave, the place he could unearth the disputed continues to be and acquire DNA samples. The forensic twists and turns that could try the boundaries of DNA expertise … and of Dr. Bass's half-century of forensic wisdom.
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