Volume 30, Issue 1 (January 1985)

    Metropolitan Forensic Anthropology Team (MFAT) Case Studies in Identification: 3. Identification of John J. Sullivan, the Missing Journalist

    (Received 16 March 1984; accepted 21 May 1984)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Skeletal remains removed from an unmarked grave in El Salvador were intensively studied by a team of forensic science experts. Even though the skull, teeth, and several major bones were missing, a positive identification was made of the missing journalist. This was contrary to reports submitted to the State Department by Salvadorian officials. All of the methods used in this investigation, which includes a new method for simultaneously assessing sex and race by discriminant function analysis that was tested by application, are fully described. The international background of this case and information regarding the cause of death is discussed.


    Author Information:

    Zugibe, FT
    Chief medical examiner, Rockland County, Pomona, NY

    Costello, JT
    Senior medical investigator, Rockland County Medical Examiner's Office,

    Taylor, J
    Professor of anthropology, Lehman College, Bronx, NY

    Weg, N
    Consultant in forensic radiology, Rockland County Medical Examiner's Office,

    DeForest, P
    Professor of criminalistics, The John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, NY

    DiBennerdo, R
    Associate professor of anthropology, Lehman College, Bronx, NY


    Stock #: JFS10985J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10985J

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    Title Metropolitan Forensic Anthropology Team (MFAT) Case Studies in Identification: 3. Identification of John J. Sullivan, the Missing Journalist
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