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Using forensic anthropology as a tool to help bring closure to families

Photo of David Hunt At Work
September 8, 2020

Dr. David Hunt is a recipient of the Attorney General’s Citizen Volunteer Service Award. He was recently recognized for his volunteer work with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) where he works with their artists to illustrate what children who have gone missing might look like years later. When he is not helping solve cases, Dr. Hunt works as a physical and forensic anthropologist and archaeologist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

In this episode of Patchwork, Dr. Hunt describes cases that he’s helped with and sheds light onto the many facets of his work. He also provides a general framework on how to be successful for those who are interested in a career in forensic science.

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Updated January 20, 2021