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The Skeleton Crew: Forensic Science and the Identification of the Unnamed Dead

Jul 8, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $8

Please join author Deborah Halber and retired NYPD detective sergeant John Paolucci for an evening exploring what happens when human remains—victims of homicides, suicides and accidents–cannot be identified. The talk, book signing and wine-and-cheese reception mark the release of Deborah Halber’s narrative nonfiction book, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases.

Deborah will provide an overview of the shocking numbers of unidentified human remains stowed in potters fields and morgues across the US, and a behind-the-scenes look at the Internet subculture working to match missing people with nameless forgotten victims. John will describe the unique challenges of unidentified bodies; how real-life crime scenes differ from those on television; and how he solved a mystery involving insurance fraud and a Paraguayan corpse.