Forensic Anthropologist

Dr. Rick Snow

President of Forensic Anthropology Consulting Services, Inc

Dr. Snow is a Forensic Anthropologist. As the owner of Forensic Anthropology Consulting Services, Inc., he assists district attorneys, criminal defense attorneys, law enforcement agencies, medical examiners, and coroners in locating, recovering, analyzing, and identifying human remains.

Snow received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from The University of Tennessee. Prior to forming his company, he was the Forensic Anthropologist for the State of Georgia at Large with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He has worked nearly 500 forensic anthropology cases for law enforcement agencies, coroners, and medical examiners throughout the United States and internationally. Of these cases, more than 200 were homicides.

Dr. Snow has traveled extensively throughout the country and internationally to recover and identify the dead. He has conducted more than 30 exhumations of unidentified children. Several of his cases have been profiled on 48 Hours and the Investigation Discovery network.

He has also conducted more than 60 recoveries of human remains, including the excavation of nine wells. Dr. Snow served as a forensic anthropologist during the Tri-State Crematory incident involving 334 bodies that were not cremated.

Identifying Human Remains

His work

In 1999 Dr. Snow went to Kosovo as an agent of the United Nations to examine mass graves. In 2001 he spent eight months in Bosnia excavating mass graves for the International Commission on Missing Persons. In 2005 he served as the coordinator for the Thailand Tsunami Victim Identification Information Management Center in Phuket, Thailand.

In 2014-2015 Dr. Snow spent two months on the South Pacific atoll of Tarawa recovering the remains of some of the 1100+ Marines killed there in 1943.

Dr. Snow served as a forensic anthropologist for the National Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) for ten years and served as a forensic anthropologist in Biloxi, Mississippi following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Dr. Snow has a unique rapport with law enforcement personnel, having worked as a Patrolman with the Dekalb County (GA) Police Department for seven years. He has seen crime scenes through the eyes of law enforcement and as a scientist.

Dr. Snow’s Specialties


Expert Witness

Identifying the Unidentified Dead

Human Remains Analysis

Body Search and Recovery



Without Dr. Snow’s expertise I feel we would have not been able to identify our victim. His expertise speaks for itself but his devotion to identifying the victim is nothing short of amazing.

— Detective Rich Lewis
Albuquerque Police Department, Cold Case Unit

Membership in Professional Organizations

american academy of forensic sciences
American Academy of Forensic Sciences

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a global, multidisciplinary membership community that provides collaborative research, quality education, and recognized leadership to advance forensic science to inform its application to the law.

international association for identification
International Association for Identification

This professional forensic association represents a diverse, knowledgeable and experienced membership that are assembled to educate, share, critique and publish methods, techniques and research in the physical forensic science disciplines. 

international homicide investigators association
International Homicide Investigators Association

The mission of the International Homicide Investigators Association is to provide its members with support in homicide and death investigations through the provision of leadership, training, networking, resources, and expertise necessary to solve cases.

Kenyon International Emergency Services
Kenyon International Emergency Services

For over 100 years, Kenyon Emergency Services has been at the forefront of crisis management and disaster response, offering unrivalled experience and full-service capabilities to expertly manage complex crises, of all types, globally. 

national disaster medical system
Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (1997-2007)

Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams (DMORTs) support local mortuary services on location, working to quickly and accurately identify victims and reunite victims with their loved ones in a dignified, respectful manner.

history flight inc
History Flight, Inc. (2014-2015)

History Flight is a privately operated, 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to researching, recovering and repatriating America’s service members back to United States of America. These individuals have been listed as Missing in Action (MIA) or deemed non-recoverable during the past American conflicts of WWII, Korean War, Cold War, and Vietnam War.