Mary Jane Vangilder

Shelby, Ohio Cold Case Detective Adam Turner is a graduate of FG4LE and a forensic genetic genealogy intern with Redgrave Research. He has been finding and ruling out Jane Does as potential matches to Mary Jane Vangilder, a woman who went missing in 1945. As Jane Does get ruled out, we can then offer our … Read more

Tintype Mystery Skull

Why is there a skull in this family photo album? Redgrave Research Forensic Services unravels the mystery.

Thanks to librarians Kristin Parker Dhabolt and Nikki Hentz for bringing us this mystery, the Parker family, guest researcher Jen Morley, and the consulting anthropologists including Dr. Amy Michael, Amber Plemmons and Kelly Kamnikar.

Joseph Henry Loveless

In 1979, the dismembered remains of a man were found in a cave in Idaho.  40 years later, he was identified using forensic genealogy.  The Redgraves led the genealogy team for this case at the DNA Doe Project.  This case was brought to the DNA Doe Project by Dr. Amy Michael and Dr. Samantha Blatt of Idaho State University.

Forensic art by Anthony Redgrave.

Read more below and watch the press conference about this amazing case.

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Evaluation and facial approximation of Zaza Ink’s medical specimen skeleton

For this project, our team evaluated a tattoo shop’s privately collected medical specimen skeleton for age, sex and ancestry estimates, and then began to create a facial approximation of the individual. See the time lapse video on Zaza Ink’s facebook page! Click the images below to see them full-size Dr. Amy Michael used reference materials … Read more

Caesarea Maritima

The Ancient Site of Caesarea Maritima  The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Department of Anthropology and Dr. Amy Michael curate a small collection of human remains from the archaeological site of Caesarea Maritima in present-day Israel. These remains are on long-term loan from Michigan State University. The Joint Expedition to Caesarea Maritima conducted archaeological work … Read more