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Postmortem Facial Imaging refers to the process of using asoftware-driven solution to create the faces of unidentified human remains.During this process, the forensic facial imaging expert combine their skillswith digital tools to create media-ready images that can be used by lawenforcement investigators and other organizations to generate leads about theperson’s identity.

There are two popular methods for creating postmortem imagesdescribed below. Both have proven to be effective in helping solve cold-casemurders and suspicious or unattended deaths. Please consult our experts onwhich technique will best-serve your case.

Facial approximation/skull reconstruction- Soft-tissue/landmarkfacial features are constructed onto a skull to approximate the facialappearance of an unidentified deceased person as they may have appeared inlife.

When supplemented with information provided by the latest DNAtechnology, facial approximation becomes an even more powerful identificationtool.

Our forensic facial imaging experts blend traditional illustrationtechniques with the latest available photo-editing and 3-D sculpting software.Using information supplied by medical experts and scientists; we are able toapproximate a person’s appearance in both two-dimensional (from skullphotographs) and three-dimensional formats (3D laser scanning or CT scanfiles.)

Post-mortem identification – Photographs of an unknown deceased person with soft-tissue trauma, or other facial injuries are repaired by our forensic facial imaging experts. They blend traditional illustration techniques with popular photo-editing software programs. Now, law enforcement can have media-ready facial images that can help lead to an identification.

To make your images ready for public/media release, our forensic facial imaging experts will:

  • Repair traumatic injury (soft-tissue damage)
  • Reconstruct/repair landmark facial features
  • Open the eyes
  • Fix hairstyles
  • Add clothing

If you would like to hire us to assist with your case, please contact us.