Legal Forensic Anthropology Consulting
Dr. Snow is frequently contacted by district attorneys and criminal defense attorneys to review crime scene photos, autopsy reports and photos, and case files for upcoming trials. By examining crime scene photos Dr. Snow can often determine if the human remains recovery was conducted properly or if potential evidence was likely overlooked. Also, by examining crime scene photos he can often establish whether skeletal trauma observed at autopsy was caused perimortem or resulted from inadvertent damage during recovery.
Dr. Snow often examines autopsy reports and photos and case files to ensure that the medical examiner or coroner has made an accurate assessment of the biological profile, trauma, time since death, and manner of death, particularly when the remains are skeletal or decomposed. While medical examiners are skilled in soft tissue autopsy, forensic anthropologists specialize in the analysis of skeletal remains. Dr. Snow is highly trained in the analysis of skeletal, decomposed, mummified, burned, cremated, incomplete, fragmentary, dismembered, and commingled remains.