Radiographic Identification Using the Clavicle of an Individual Missing from the Vietnam Conflict

    Volume 47, Issue 2 (March 2002)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 March 2002

    Page Count: 5


    Adams, BJ
    Forensic Anthropologist and Casualty Data Analyst, U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory, HI

    Maves, RC
    Forensic Anthropologist and Casualty Data Analyst, U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory, HI

    (Received 13 August 2001; accepted 20 July 2001)

    Abstract

    A case is reported in which radiographic comparison of a clavicle was used to establish the identification of a civilian missing from the Vietnam conflict. While the use of radiographic comparison of skeletal features is not a newly developed technique for personal identification purposes, this case outlines a unique set of circumstances surrounding the disappearance of an individual during the Vietnam conflict and his eventual identification. A radiographic comparison of a right clavicle was critical in the identification process of this individual almost 34 years after he was reported missing. The use of digital technology for radiographic comparison greatly facilitated the process.


    Paper ID: JFS15259J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15259J

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    Title Radiographic Identification Using the Clavicle of an Individual Missing from the Vietnam Conflict
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