Reading the Skull

Cover of Reading the Skull

I’ve turned in the manuscript for my latest book, Reading the Skull, to my editor at Caliber Press. This book is for forensic artists working on unidentified remains cases. In the US, we have only basic information about drawing the features from the skull. I’d like to help artists who don’t do a lot of […]

Chelan County ID

April 8.2022 I received word today from the Chelan County Coroner Wayne Harris that my reconstruction led to an ID on this recent case. The Public Utility District that manages the parks and areas around the Columbia River saw my sketch and thought he was a homeless man they’d contacted several times about trespassing. Last […]

Snohomish County ME updated image

I first drew this man in 2018 when it was believed he may be East Indian. DNA now shows his genetic profile as from North Atlantic, Baltic, and West Mediterranean regions; so Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has asked me to update the drawing to reflect that. He was found in 1980 on the bank […]

Lewis County Unidentified cases

Lewis County Medical Examiner’s Office just released the two reconstructions I did for them. They’ve set up a dedicated tip line for the cases, 360 740 3367. Both sets of remains were found this year in the county. The first (without the hoody) was found in Winlock March 2. He is a White or Hispanic […]

Yakima County Unidentified Remains

Recently finished this 2D reconstruction of a Native American female whose skeletal remains were found in Yakima County near the unincorporated town of Parker in 1988. She is believed to have been 30 to 39 years old, about 5 feet tall and less than 120 pounds. She was wearing lavender pants, long sleeved shirt with […]

Snohomish County unidentified

September 2020 unidentified remains found in Everett WA. Unknown ancestry male, 20s to 40s, 5’3″ to 5’9″. He had been killed and buried in the woods sometime in the past 30 years. His ancestry is ambiguous, possibly east Asian, Hispanic, Native American, or a mixed race. His dentition indicated an overbite of the type that […]