Dr. Elizabeth Murray, Forensic and Biological Anthropologist, Mount St. Joseph University
Hosted by David and Jill Colaw. Madisonville.
Forensic science is rife with “cold cases” that have gone long periods of time without resolution. In the United States alone, there are approximately 100,000 active missing person cases on any given day. There are also 40,000 unknown decedents in the U.S since the mid-20th century. Dr. Elizabeth Murray, one of only 80 certified forensic anthropologists in the country, has been involved in hundreds of forensic investigations at the local, national, and international level. She consulted on the National Geographic miniseries Skeleton Crew, served as a regular cast member of Discovery Health Channel’s Skeleton Stories television series, and appeared on America’s Most Wanted, New Detectives, The Decrypters, and Forensic Files. She wrote and filmed a 36-lecture DVD series for The Great Courses, and has written three award-winning books for young readers. Hear Dr. Murray discuss some of her own cold case identifications, as well as her work with the U. S. military and the U.S. Missing and Unidentified Persons System.
The Colaws host in their log home in Madisonville.