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Investigating forensics

Investigating forensics

Recover

 Recover

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The call: A hiker discovers bones they think are human in a remote location and calls the police.

The Coroner, whose job it is to investigate suspicious deaths, calls you to help recover the human remains and any other important evidence.

Why “recover”? 

In this context, recover refers to several activities including searching for a clandestine grave, excavating the gravesite, and documenting and collecting evidence. Evidence is key to the success of an investigation, so the recovery and removal of material must be done carefully and thoroughly. Real investigators only get one chance to do it right! 

In this section, you must recover evidence from the potential crime scene as if you were a Forensic Archaeologist. You must search the area where the bones were found and identify any material that might assist the investigation. Once you have identified all possible evidence, you must collect and sort it, then send it to the appropriate laboratories and experts for analysis.

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