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Not a hollow job: Lab pairs IDs, skeletons

DNA, dental work among clues used to name remains

Posted: October 29, 2012 at 1:44 a.m.

Chris Edwards, who is in charge of unidentified and missing persons at the state Crime Laboratory, examines a box of unidentified remains at the lab.

Chris Edwards, who is in charge of unidentified and missing persons at the state Crime Laboratory, examines a box of unidentified remains at the lab.

When a decomposing body was pulled from between two barges on the Mississippi River in Mississippi County on April 19, 2003, investigators were left with few clues to determine its identity.

State Crime Lab

Chris Edwards is in charge of unidentified and missing persons at the State Crime Lab. He describes how he feels when he gets a match and brings closure to the family of a missing person. (By John Sykes Jr.)
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