Recovery, Analysis, and Identification of Commingled Human Remains

  • Bradley J. Adams
  • John E. Byrd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Sof´a Egaña, Silvana Turner, Mercedes Doretti, Patricia Bernardi, Anah´ Ginarte
    Pages 57-80
  3. Dawnie Wolfe Steadman, Kris Sperry, Frederick Snow, Laura Fulginiti, Emily Craig
    Pages 81-96
  4. Mark D. Viner
    Pages 145-184
  5. John E. Byrd
    Pages 199-220
  6. Nicholas P. Herrmann, Joanne Bennett Devlin
    Pages 257-269
  7. Amy Z. Mundorff, Robert Shaler, Erik Bieschke, Elaine Mar-Cash
    Pages 285-299
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 357-374

About this book


Mass fatality events can result in the intermixing, or commingling, of human remains. Commingling of human remains presents an added challenge to all phases of the forensic process. As the number of individuals increases, so does the complexity of the forensic investigation and the skills needed for case resolution. In Recovery, Analysis, and Identification of Commingled Human Remains, top professionals illustrate successful techniques for sorting and determining the number of individuals, the role of DNA, ethical considerations and data management. Instrumental to the forensic community, Recovery, Analysis, and Identification of Commingled Human Remains provides case examples and an in depth review of experiences, methods, and research related to commingling.


Commingling MLNI Recovery anthropology identification radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Bradley J. Adams
    • 1
  • John E. Byrd
    • 2
  1. 1.Office of Chief Medical ExaminerNew York
  2. 2.Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Central Identification LaboratoryHickam AFB

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-769-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-316-5
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