|Renowned forensic anthropologist to do book signing
RELEASED: March 31, 2005
DANVILLE, KYDr. Emily Craig, one of the world's foremost forensic anthropologists and author of Teasing Secrets from the Dead: My Investigations at America's Most Infamous Crime Scenes, will be at the Centre College Bookstore Wednesday, April 6 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Craig is the state forensic anthropologist for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the only such full-time state position in the country. As one of fewer than 70 board-certified forensic anthropologists in the U.S., she has been on the front lines of some of the world's most high-profile crime scenes, such as the Oklahoma City bombing; the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center; and the mass deaths of the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas.
A self-professed "bone hunter," Craig's job is to analyze bones, fragments of extremities, and charred human remains in an effort to determine how people died, who they were and sometimes even what they looked like. Working with medical professionals and law enforcement, she seeks to bring justice to victims of tragedies.
Sarah Goodrum, assistant professor of sociology, was instrumental in bringing Dr. Craig to campus.
"We're thrilled to have her coming to our campus to talk about her work."
During her visit, Craig will be available to answer questions about her investigations of mysteries both here in Kentucky and around the country and to sign copies of Teasing Secrets from the Dead. To reserve your copy, call the bookstore at 859-238-5370.
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