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1997

1997
Faces of Tragedy
Forensic sculptors use skulls and clay to create models of victims' faces.
 
1997
Without a Trace
Modern technology is used to convict the killer of a teenage girl, linking a bloody shirt, a broken watch, and blood in the wheel well of the suspect. The second case starts with fragments of a skeleton found buried at a Boy Scout camp. Falsely believed to be Caucasian, the skull proved to be of Mongolian descent; a forensic reconstruction circulated on TV, etc., led to a bizarre story--including a body kept in the freezer before burial. The last case involves a parent abduction and computer "aging" of a child's picture which restored them to the custodial parent, ...
 
17 Jun. 1997
Death Grip
In San Diego a serial killer who strangled 35-40 prostitutes, put them in garbage bags wrapped with tape, and disposed of them in dumpsters was not found until a Canadian lab was able to get prints from a plastic bag 6 years later. A Hollywood cold case file was solved by computerized fingerprint ID (AFIS), convicting a killer over 30 years later! A man in Vermont was skewered to the floor by a ski pole; the murderer had left bloody fingerprints on a door frame and a palm print on the pole, but raising them took an expert. The suspect was convicted--delivered into the...
 
1997
Witness to Terror
Flight Data Recorders can hold valuable clues to the last minutes of a doomed aircraft.
 
1997
Shreds of Evidence
Evidence as minute as hairs and fibers can be used to track killers and victims whereabouts.
 

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