Specializing in the recovery, analysis, and identification of human remains



Dr. Rick Snow

Forensic Anthropology Consulting Services, Inc. assists district attorneys, criminal defense attorneys, law enforcement agencies, medical examiners, and coroners in locating, recovering, analyzing, and identifying human remains.

Dr. Rick Snow, President of Forensic Anthropology Consulting Services, Inc., received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from The University of Tennessee. In six years with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Dr. Snow worked over 300 forensic anthropology cases for more than 80 law enforcement agencies, coroners, and medical examiners in Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama. Of these cases, nearly 100 were homicides.

Dr. Snow has traveled extensively throughout the country and internationally to recover and identify the dead. Several of his cases have been profiled on 48 Hours and the Investigation Discovery network.

Dr. Snow 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.

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.

Since 2011 Dr. Snow has worked extensively with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as a Project ALERT Consultant. During that time, he has conducted over 30 exhumations of unidentified children.

He 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 is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Georgia.


Dr. Snow’s specialties include:

  • Expert Witness

  • Unidentified Human Remains

  • Human Remains Analysis

  • Cremated Remains (Cremains) Analysis

  • Body Search and Recovery

  • Exhumations

  • Seminars


Membership in Professional Organizations:

American Academy of Forensic Sciences   

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children   

International Association for Identification   

International Homicide Investigators Association  

Kenyon International Emergency Services   

Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (1997-2007)

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