Mary Anderson case

I recently did updated postmortem drawings on the Mary Anderson suicide case for King County ME. You can read about the case if you Google her, it’s been a big mystery for awhile. There’s now a podcast that Ashley Smith has done about the case called Washed Away. She interviewed my very talented friend and colleague forensic anthropologist Dr. Kathy Taylor for the first episode. 

The original drawings for this case were based on the scene photo of the victim. In that photo, she wore extremely heavy makeup. When they took her back to the ME’s office and washed the makeup off, she looked more than ten years younger and much different. My new drawings are based off the autopsy photo, which we believe look more realistic to her actual appearance. This is a version of her at a younger age and then slightly older.