This is the fourth reconstruction from the group I prepped in December at the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. It’s a Kitsap County case. A white male 40 to 65 years of age. He’s got a lot of antemortem tooth loss with re-absorption indicating the teeth have been gone for some time. In that case, the artist will usually draw the reconstruction with an open mouth, as the tooth loss would have been a recognizable feature. I am showing his actual teeth underneath the sketch. This man had an asymmetrical face, his left eye was higher than his right. As is often the case, the other features on his face tied in with that asymmetry, the nostril and lips were also higher on the left side of his face.
The circumstances of the case indicated this victim was possibly homeless, so I drew him with facial hair and a large coat.
The good news is that I sent this out to Kitsap County last week. I heard back today that they think they’re getting close to identifying him with help from this drawing.