Identification of Serial Homicide Victims in the “Green River Murder” Investigation

    Volume 32, Issue 6 (November 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 November 1987

    Page Count: 10


    Snow, CC
    Professor of anthropology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

    Reay, DT
    Chief medical examiner, King County Medical Examiner's Office, Seattle, WA

    Haglund, WD
    Chief investigator, King County Medical Examiner's Office, Seattle, WA

    (Received 4 March 1987; accepted 18 March 1987)

    Abstract

    The Green River Murder Investigation in King County, Washington, is currently the longest and most active serial murder investigation in U.S. history. To date, little information has been reported on methods used in identification of serial murder victims. In this paper, various methods used in victim identification are reviewed and difficulties encountered during the course of the investigation are described. The experience of the authors is presented in order to acquaint other agencies with problems of victim identification associated with these serial murder victims and to provide key methods that may be useful in other such investigations.


    Paper ID: JFS11225J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11225J

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    Title Identification of Serial Homicide Victims in the “Green River Murder” Investigation
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