Three faces, three unknowns for Northern Virginia skeletal remains
Jeremy BordenWhen Lisa Bailey begins to construct a face, she always begins with the eyes.
Bailey is a forensic artist for the FBI, and, for her, the deep wells of the eye cavity mark a clear, tactile starting point as she molds and shapes clay over the dull yellow of a cured resin skull.
Those skulls — copies of the originals — represent the found but still lost human remains sitting in coroner or medical examiner’s offices across the country. As she works with an anthropologist counterpart — who guides the artist along the way — she constructs what are called “facial approximations” for investigators. The hope is that the life-like clay heads will help family or friends recognize a lost loved one — someone who may have been missing for years.
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"Three faces, three unknowns for Northern Virginia skeletal remains", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2012. Consulté le 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/three-faces-three-unknowns-for-northern-virginia-skeletal-remains