UPDATE October 28 2021: Unidentified cremains which may be that of Finley Creek Jane Doe have been located in Walla Walla, and have been sent to Lakehead University’s Paleo-DNA Lab in Thunder Bay, Ontario in hopes to extract a usable DNA sample for sequencing. If a successful sample is able to be obtained and sequenced, Redgrave Research Forensic Services will be assisting in the DNA analysis. A fundraiser is currently ongoing to cover the extraction and sequencing costs, and a Q&A session exclusive to donors is scheduled for tomorrow (10/29/2021) to discuss details relating to this major update and the coming lab process.
Further details on the process of extracting from cremains can be found here and here. Details about the Q&A fundraiser and how to donate can be found here.
Original post (May 5 2021):
Anthony Redgrave was approached by the Finley Creek Jane Doe Task Force and asked to create forensic art from photos of skeletal remains found in 1978 in Elgin, OR. The image was released on May 5, 2020. Thank you to Dr. Amy Michael for consulting with Anthony on this reconstruction.
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3D-generated turnaround of image superimposed over skeletal remains. Warning: Postmortem/ Skeletal images, published with permission from Dr. Vance