Center for Human Identification

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(Un)solved mysteriesBy Alex Branch In June 2017, Shawn Neill, 42, got on his four-wheeler and rumbled toward the banks of the Ohio River near his Illinois home.   The only son of Rex and Judy Neill loved camping, fishing and hunting for wild mushrooms and arrowheads. He pitched a tent on the riverbank — and vanished.  Law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers scoured the river. Read More »

Sep 21, 2020

Dr. Jianye Ge
Study hopes to encourage use of new technology to reduce errors in DNA testingBy Jan Jarvis  Today’s DNA testing is highly accurate, but errors still occur due to the limited genetic information accessible with current technologies. These errors can have serious impact on people’s lives.  New technology has been shown to reduce the chances of false associations and should be more widely used, said Jianye Ge, PhD., Associate Professor and Associate Director Read More »

Aug 14, 2020

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HSC forensic crime laboratory to assist in national crisis of missing American Indian womenBy Diane Smith The disappearance of hundreds of Native American women and girls has challenged law enforcement nationwide. Now, experts hope to find solutions with help from the Center for Human Identification at HSC in Fort Worth and Montana State University Billings. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and MSU Read More »

Mar 12, 2020

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NamUs victims unit helps bring closure to a family with a missing loved oneBy Diane Smith Clark Edward Wilson was case number 16-20100 until one chilly February morning. Wilson died in 2016 of heart disease and emphysema. At that time, he was an unidentified person so Dallas County buried him at Southland Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Prairie. His marker was placed near the burial sites of other Read More »

Mar 4, 2020

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Balkans group visits UNTCHIBy Jan Jarvis Someone in the group wanted to know why everyone behind the glass in the forensics lab was wearing earmuffs. “When you’re pulverizing bones into a powder it creates a loud noise,” said Linda LaRose, Research Assistant Director, UNT Center for Human Identification. “We want to protect their hearing.” The visitors, all from Read More »

Nov 22, 2019