Teasing Secrets From The Dead

One of America's leading forensic anthropologists journeys to some of the nation's most infamous crime scenes to describe her work on such cases as the Oklahoma City bombing, the World Trade Center disaster, and the Branch Davidian complex ...


Author: Emily A. Craig

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9781400049233

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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One of America's leading forensic anthropologists journeys to some of the nation's most infamous crime scenes to describe her work on such cases as the Oklahoma City bombing, the World Trade Center disaster, and the Branch Davidian complex at Waco, Texas, furnishing a vivid glimpse into a key area of criminal investigation. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Teasing Secrets from the Dead

Once again, I was working at the clinic all day and leading a secret life at night. ... Then they told me that the 36 Teasing Secrets from the Dead.


Author: Emily Craig, Ph.D.

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9781400082650

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Teasing Secrets from the Dead is a front-lines story of crime scene investigation at some of the most infamous sites in recent history. In this absorbing, surprising, and undeniably compelling book, forensics expert Emily Craig tells her own story of a life spent teasing secrets from the dead. Emily Craig has been a witness to history, helping to seek justice for thousands of murder victims, both famous and unknown. It’s a personal story that you won’t soon forget. Emily first became intrigued by forensics work when, as a respected medical illustrator, she was called in by the local police to create a model of a murder victim’s face. Her fascination with that case led to a dramatic midlife career change: She would go back to school to become a forensic anthropologist—and one of the most respected and best-known “bone hunters” in the nation. As a student working with the FBI in Waco, Emily helped uncover definitive proof that many of the Branch Davidians had been shot to death before the fire, including their leader, David Koresh, whose bullet-pierced skull she reconstructed with her own hands. Upon graduation, Emily landed a prestigious full-time job as forensic anthropologist for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a state with an alarmingly high murder rate and thousands of square miles of rural backcountry, where bodies are dumped and discovered on a regular basis. But even with her work there, Emily has been regularly called to investigations across the country, including the site of the terrorist attack on the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, where a mysterious body part—a dismembered leg—was found at the scene and did not match any of the known victims. Through careful scientific analysis, Emily was able to help identify the leg’s owner, a pivotal piece of evidence that helped convict Timothy McVeigh. In September 2001, Emily received a phone call summoning her to New York City, where she directed the night-shift triage at the World Trade Center’s body identification site, collaborating with forensics experts from all over the country to collect and identify the remains of September 11 victims. From the biggest news stories of our time to stranger-than-true local mysteries, these are unforgettable stories from the case files of Emily Craig’s remarkable career.

Body Farms

Emily Craig, Teasing Secrets from the Dead: My Investigations at America's Most Infamous Crime Scenes. New York: Crown, 2004, p. 50.


Author: Diane Yancey

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420501780

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Body farms are anthropological research centers dedicated to the study of decomposition. Knowing rates and conditions of decomposition helps solve several details on homicide cases. This book details the tools and techniques used by scientists who work on body farms. Students will learn how forensic study unravels the clues in the tiniest bits of evidence. Sidebars offer step-by-step explanations of scientific and legal processes. An annotated bibliography of age-appropriate resources is included.

Clues in Corpses

Emily Craig, Teasing Secrets from the Dead: My Investigations at America's Most Infamous Crime Scenes. New York, NY: Crown, 2004, p. 50.


Author: Sophie Washburne

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534561724

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 672

When human remains are found at a crime scene, forensic anthropologists examine them to determine the time and cause of death, as well as the identity of the victim. How do they know the answers to these questions? Body farms are facilities where specialists can study the ways bodies decompose under different conditions, which helps forensic anthropologists solve crimes more effectively. Informative fact boxes, full-color photographs, and engaging sidebars offer a closer look at these little-known research facilities. Readers are sure to be captivated by stories of farms unlike any they have ever heard of before.

Cincinnati Magazine

CRAIG'S EXPERIENCES ARE chronicled in her new book, Teasing Secrets from the Dead, published in August by Crown. She wrote it in part to show readers that, ...






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Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.


Dead People DO Tell Tales Sara L. Latta ... Paul Purpura, “Detective recalls odor of death; Metairie man accused of ... Teasing Secrets From the Dead.


Author: Sara L. Latta

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781464604256

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 677

All bones tell a story, you just have to know how to read them. Forensic anthropologists can tell if found bones are from a human or an animal, are male or female, and how a person lived and died. Readers will discover the techniques forensic anthropologists are using to solve both modern and ancient crimes.

Life Stories A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs Autobiographies and Diaries

Bass, William M. (1928-) Jefferson, Jon, coauthor Death 's Acre: Inside the Legendary ... She describes her work in Teasing Secrets from the Dead: My ...


Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610691468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

View: 321

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

An Introduction to the Work of a Medical Examiner

From Death Scene to Autopsy Suite John J. Miletich, Tia Laura Lindstrom ... From Teasing Secrets from the Dead: My Investigations at America's Most Infamous ...


Author: John J. Miletich

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275995089

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 174

View: 674

Takes readers into the fascinating world of the medical examiner, who must determine cause of death, and explains the systems and tools used to determine if death was natural, accidental, suicide or murder.

Murder Comes by Mail The Hidden Springs Mysteries Book 2

Teasing Secrets from the Dead. “A book by a forensics doctor. I've sometimes considered getting into the forensics field. Ferret out why the criminally ...


Author: A. H. Gabhart

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781493404230

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 568

A Cozy Mystery Complete with a Small Town Full of Charming, Quirky Characters Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane doesn't particularly enjoy being touted as the hero of Hidden Springs after pulling a suicidal man back from the edge of the Eagle River bridge in front of dozens of witnesses--a few of whom caught the breathtaking moments with their cameras. But the media hype doesn't last long as a new story pushes its way into the public consciousness of Hidden Springs' concerned citizens. Photos of a dead girl arrive in the mail, and Michael becomes convinced she was murdered by the man he saved. With a killer one step ahead, things in Hidden Springs begin to unravel. Now Michael must protect the people he loves--because the killer could be targeting one of them next. Readers will love racing along with Deputy Sheriff Keane as the clock ticks in this page-turning mystery.

Forensic Anthropology

Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab— Where the Dead Do Tell Tales. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2003. ... Teasing Secrets from the Dead.


Author: Angela Libal

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781422289556

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 388

Welcome to the exciting world of forensic investigation—the science of solving crimes. This introduces the field of forensic anthropology, where scientists and criminal investigators use the human skeleton to solve some of the world's most mysterious and violent crimes. From the nineteenth-century murderer who boiled his wife in a vat of acid, to the modern-day pig farmer accused of murdering more than sixty women, forensic anthropology shows how even the tiniest fragments of bones can reveal the identities of victims as well as killers. From mass-transit accidents to war to genocide and terrorist attacks, this science also pieces together the most scattered and seemingly unidentifiable remains. Using recent finds such as bags of bones in the woods, or the five-thousand-year-old skeleton of a victim of foul play, forensic detectives use the smallest clues, revealing a massive crime-recording device: the human body. See how the dead do tell tales to those who know how to listen!

Face from the Past

Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic LabWhere the Dead do Tell Tales. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Craig, Emily. 2004. Teasing Secrets from the ...


Author: Kenneth McIntosh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781422299067

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 747

"I wouldn't touch those bones . . . very dangerous." That's what Lupe Arellano's friend tells her, but Lupe is fascinated by the mystery of an ancient skull. Now, two young women living centuries apart are both threatened by the same mysterious evil. This sixth book in the CSC series provides information about forensic reconstruction techniques, along with haunting chills

Injury Illustrated

Emily Craig, PhD, Teasing Secrets from the Dead In Chapter 5, I spoke about my time as an autopsy technician. During those days I got a crash course in ...


Author: R. Annie Gough

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000215601

Category: Law

Page: 248

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The best storytellers and presenters know that a picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures simplify stories. They make stories memorable. They clarify complex concepts and they educate the audience in the easiest way. That is why attorneys work with artists—medical illustrators, to be exact. Injury Illustrated is the first book of its kind. It is the essential guide on medical illustrations used in the legal context. This book examines the creation of visual graphics known as demonstrative exhibits. These exhibits provide an understanding of traumatic injuries, surgeries, and radiology studies for the jury, judges, adjustors, mediators, and the attorneys. These chapters describe how to tell a clear story about gross anatomy, medical malpractice, and/or death investigation in court by using medical images. While medical illustration and injury law are very different professions, illustrators are the ideal partners for lawyers when solving problems and preparing for litigation. Divided into five sections, this book details who medical illustrators are, how they are educated in medicine, the skills and services they can provide to trial lawyers, and the countless benefits resulting from record review and case preparation.  Find techniques to best use medical images during all stages of litigation  Learn how graphic exhibits engage a jury and empower justice  Understand why attorneys win more cases by collaborating with medical illustrators All readers will learn about this unique career and the attorney-illustrator relationship. More specifically, attorneys, artists, animators, law students, medical students, forensic scientists, and medical experts will understand how demonstrative exhibits assist legal proceedings in forensic matters and civil lawsuits. Warning; these images will be graphic and the cases at times will be catastrophic.


Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab. ... Craig, E. Teasing Secrets from the Dead: My Investigations at America's Most Infamous Crime Scenes.


Author: Jean Ford

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781422289587

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 307

"Real-life" crime dramas on television intrigue us with the details of postmortem examinations leading to the arrest of murder suspects—but how do forensic pathologists, the doctors who investigate unnatural deaths and chilling crime scenes, actually bring criminals to justice? The story lies in the body of evidence. Literally. The human body provides a wealth of scientific evidence that allows forensic pathology, or legal medicine, to help resolve criminal cases and convict even most elusive perpetrators. The human body records the story of a crime in the language of cuts, wounds, and bruises, and in the fingerprints and bloodstains. Forensic pathologists are trained to scrutinize and interpret this evidence in ways no other scientist can. Examining victims' remains from the outside in, forensic pathologists investigate every inch of the human landscape to discover when, how, and why the victim died. Sometimes, a time of death is all a jury needs to convict a suspect of murder, and forensic pathologists are experts at uncovering this crucial evidence. Visiting crime scenes, collecting bodies in the middle of the night, and excavating suspicious burial grounds are all in a day's work for the sake of bringing justice to victims who can no longer speak for themselves.

Crime Scene Investigation

Teasing Secrets from the Dead: My Investigations at America's Most Infamous Crime Scenes. New York: Crown. Crain, L.A., K.D. Browne, A. Beech, ...


Author: Jacqueline T. Fish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781437778939

Category: Law

Page: 504

View: 370

Crime Scene Investigation offers an innovative approach to learning about crime scene investigation, taking the reader from the first response on the crime scene to documenting crime scene evidence and preparing evidence for courtroom presentation. It includes topics not normally covered in other texts, such as forensic anthropology and pathology, arson and explosives, and the electronic crime scene. Numerous photographs and illustrations complement text material, and chapter-by-chapter fictional narrative also provides the reader with a qualitative dimension of the crime scene experience. The text is further enhanced by the contributions of such recognized forensic scholars as William Bass and Arthur Bohannon. Dozens of photographs and illustrations supplement the text Includes key terms, discussion questions and a glossary A chapter-by-chapter fictional narrative provides a colorful look at a crime scene investigation

The Pickton File

One, by Emily Craig, called Teasing Secrets from the Dead. is about her experience at some of the United States' most famous crime scenes; another is The ...


Author: Stevie Cameron

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 9780307368614

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 849

Stevie Cameron turns her renowned analytical eye from the "crooks in suits" of her previous books to the case of Vancouver's missing women and the man who has been charged with killing 27 of them, who if convicted will have the horrific distinction of being the worst serial killer in Canadian history. It's a shocking story that may not be over anytime soon. When the police moved in on Pickton's famous residence, the "pig farm" of Port Coquitlam, in February 2002, the entire 14-acre area was declared a crime scene -- the largest one in Canadian history. Well over 150 investigators and forensics experts were required, including 102 anthropology students from across the country called in to sift through the entire farm, one shovelful of dirt at a time. A woman who is considered by many to be this country's best investigative journalist, Cameron has been thinking about the missing women of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside since 1998, when the occasional newspaper story ran about families and friends of some of the 63 missing women agitating for action -- and being ignored by police and politicians. Robert William "Willie" Pickton has been on her mind since his arrest, that February five years ago, for the murders of two of the women, Mona Wilson and Sereena Abotsway, both drug-addicted prostitutes from the impoverished neighbourhood where all the missing women had connections. Living half-time in Vancouver for the last five years, Stevie Cameron has come to know many of the people involved in this case, from families of the missing women to the lawyers involved on both sides. She writes not only with tireless investigative curiosity, but also with enormous compassion for the women who are gone and the ones who still struggle to ply their trade on the Downtown Eastside. "We had no idea [in 2002] how massive the investigation would be. We had no notion that the police would sift every inch of dirt on the Pickton farm, a process that lasted from the spring of 2002 to late 2004. We did not foresee the broad publication ban that would prevent any word printed or broadcast of what was being said in court in case it influenced a potential juror. We couldn't know that there would be, by 2006, 27 charges of first-degree murder against Pickton and that the police would continue to investigate him on suspicion of many other deaths. And we didn't know that the police and other personnel involved in the case, under threat of ruined careers, were forbidden to talk to reporters. In blissful ignorance, all I could do was begin…" --Excerpt from The Pickton File

Killer Heat

He was at his best when he set himself up against an unknown predator, teasing secrets from the dead to offer up cold, hard evidence that would lead him to ...


Author: Linda Fairstein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748130306

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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In District Attorney Alexandra Cooper's line of work, the discovery of a corpse isn't unusual. Not even the corpse of a young woman who was bound, bludgeoned and tortured to death. It's the location which is unusual - an abandoned Ferry Terminal at the southern tip of Manhattan. The ferries from here only went to one destination, the now uninhabited Governors Island. Also known as Ghost Island. The corpse is identified as that of a part-time prostitute with a side-line in kink and a high-end client list. A list to kill for and, clearly, to die for... but the list is missing, and so is another girl. Alex, along with Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, fear the killer will find more victims before they can identify him. And when another young woman disappears at an isolated site not far from Governor's Island, Alex has no hesitation in joining the desperate hunt for a singularly depraved murderer. A chase which catapults her into one of the most chilling encounters of her life.

Real or Fake

... 156 Smith Gryphon Publishers, 42, 51 Snow, Clyde, 116 Sobibor death camp, ... 20 tannin, 20 Taylor, John M., 28 Teasing Secrets from the Dead (Craig), ...


Author: Joe Nickell

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813173306

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 259

Will the rare autographed baseball your great-uncle gave you put your children through college? Is your grandmother's chest of drawers really a seventeenth-century antique, or merely a reproduction? A leader in forgery detection and forensic investigation, Joe Nickell reveals his secrets to detecting artifacts items in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication. Detailing how the pros determine whether an Abraham Lincoln signature is forged or if a photograph of Emily Dickinson is genuine, Nickell provides the essential tools necessary to identify counterfeits. In this general introduction to the principles of authentication, Nickell provides readers with step-by-step explanations of the science used to detect falsified documents, photographs, and other objects. Illustrating methods used on hit shows such as Antiques Roadshow and History Detectives, Nickell recommends that aspiring investigators employ a comprehensive approach to identifying imitations. One should consider the object's provenance (the origin or derivation of an artifact), content (clues in the scene or item depicted), and material composition (what artifacts are made of), as well as the results of scientific analyses, including radiographic, spectroscopic, microscopic, and microchemical tests. Including fascinating cases drawn from Nickell's illustrious career, Real or Fake combines historical and scientific investigations to reveal reproductions and genuine objects. Nickell explains the warning signs of forgery, such as patching and unnatural pen lifts; chronicles the evolution of writing instruments, inks, and papers; shows readers how to date photographs, papers, and other materials; and traces the development of photographic processes since the mid-nineteenth century. Lavishly illustrated with examples of replicas and authentic objects inspected by Nickell, Real or Fake includes case studies of alleged artifacts including Jack the Ripper's diary, a draft of the Gettysburg Address, notes by Charles Dickens, Jefferson Davis's musket, and debris from the Titanic.

Becoming a Crime Scene Investigator

In her fascinating and at times horrifying 2004 autobiography Teasing Secrets from the Dead, forensic anthropologist Emily Craig recounts how she ...


Author: Jacqueline Detwiler-George

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982139896

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 136

A revealing guide to a career as a crime scene investigator written by acclaimed journalist Jacqueline Detwiler-George and based on the real-life experiences of the CSI team at the Baltimore police department—required reading for anyone considering a path to this profession. Becoming a Crime Scene Investigator takes you behind the scenes to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a crime scene investigator. Acclaimed journalist Jacqueline Detwiler-George shadows the crime scene investigators of the Baltimore Police Department to show how this job becomes a reality. Forensic science is an essential component of any criminal investigation. CSI evidence can tip the scales of justice during trials, helping to free the innocent and convict the guilty. Discover what it’s like to process a crime scene by collecting evidence, documenting via photos, dusting for fingerprints, and analyzing blood spatter. Confront the gruesome realities of the job, tour their in-house crime labs, and watch as they process results. Gain wisdom and insight from the director of the forensic laboratory and the chief of the forensic division—and learn how this essential job is performed at the highest level.

Investigating Bones

14. 2. “The Story of the Oklahoma City Bombing,” p. 21. 3. Emily Craig, Teasing Secrets from the Dead (New York, ...


Author: Sara L. Latta

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766093515

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 431

Bones are a powerful tool for forensic anthropologists. They can indicate age and gender, and a set of teeth or a fragment of bone can even show when a person died, as well as how long the body has been decomposing. Did the person die from natural causes or was it foul play? With the help of authorities, including the FBI and CIA, forensic anthropologists can find out the answers with a few small clues. Readers will be captivated by ancient and modern real-life cases. A chapter on careers allows students to dig deeper and find out what it takes to work in this fascinating field.

Hush My Mouth

In her book Teasing Secrets from the Dead: My Investigations at America's Most Infamous Crime Scenes (Crown, 2004), she talks about the power of the ...


Author: Cathy Pickens

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 142993395X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A spring day brings attorney Avery Andrews a new case. Fran French comes from Atlanta looking for her friend Neanna, who's more like a sister to her. Neanna went to Dacus looking for information on the unsolved murder of her aunt Wenda, and now she's missing. Twenty years earlier, Wenda's body was found posed on a memorial bench in the cemetery, her packed luggage at her feet, as if ready for a journey. When Neanna is found in her car, dead from a shot to the head, the police want to call it suicide. Fran insists it's impossible that Neanna killed herself and urges Avery to help her prove it. While Avery is sifting through Neanna's and Wenda's confused past and present, her office mate Melvin Bertram is befriended by a trio of ghost hunters who arrive in search of ectoplasm from the long-dead. The trio, christened "the ghosters" by Avery, hope to talk Melvin into investing in their TV pilot, oblivious to the fact that someone is baiting them with increasingly ridiculous ghost sightings. In no time at all, the ghosters are having altercations with the resident biker gang and with Avery's private investigator. Let no one say life in Camden County is uninteresting. In this latest in Cathy Pickens's Southern Fried Mystery series, Avery explores the nature of family—the ones we're born into and the ones we find—and learns about the haunting power of the past in the process. Hush My Mouth offers an original blend of humor and mystery, peppered with quirky characters and boasting a decidedly Southern flavor.