Take Them to the Woods: Melding Forensic Science Education with Real Case Experience

  • Dana D. KollmannEmail author


Many students eager to begin a career in the forensic sciences have never been on a crime scene, and it is even more unlikely that they have ever had the opportunity to process one. This paper details the unusual circumstances that enabled Towson University students to participate in a search for and recovery of human remains and associated evidence on an active forensic case. Due to their efforts, new light was shed on the case of an individual that had been missing for over 4 years.


Missing person Exhumation Search Human remains Cold case 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal JusticeTowson UniversityTowsonUSA

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