Using Vultures to Solve Crimes

Using Vultures to Solve Crimes

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 987 , Segment 5

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  • Jan 17, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 15:35 mins

(Originally aired July 11, 2018) Guest: Lauren Pharr, PhD, Forensic Scientist, Pharr Forensic Consulting LLC  When police find human remains, blood and bone samples are important evidence, of course. But feathers? Absolutely, says forensic scientist Lauren Pharr. She’s an expert in reading the clues left behind by vultures. Her knowledge of vulture scavenging behavior has helped police solve some tricky missing persons and murder cases. Now, I’m going to warn you right now that her work is a little gruesome, but it’s also pretty fascinating. She came on the show to discuss her work in July.

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