I spoke this week with Dr. Kathy Taylor, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office forensic anthropologist . She told me two cases I’d drawn for them resulted in identifications recently.
The first case was one I’d drawn back in 2001. I think it was the first reconstruction I did for KCME. The skeletal remains had been found in Jefferson County in 1975, but KCME did not get the case for many years. A Jefferson County cold case detective had recently revisited this case, and released the drawing I did to the media. They received a call from a woman in Alaska with a possible ID, which was confirmed through DNA. This set of images is the original sketch, and then a digital sketch I did some years later when my skills had evolved.