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Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Estimation of the biological profile of unidentified human remains is a critical component of an anthropologic evaluation of unidentified human remains. The profile is used to search for missing persons that may match the decedent. The individual components of sex, ancestry, stature, and age at death require reliable methods to ensure accurate recording of these biological markers. This article showcases an unidentified skeleton that was misclassified as a female when the original evaluation was done in The revaluation in quickly led to resolution of the identity.

Methods used today to evaluate the components of the biological profile are reviewed along with a limited review of the historic literature. Unidentified human remains with a tentative identification are a common occurrence at most medical examiner's offices.

Decomposition or other conditions may render a body unrecognizable. Modern forensic identification is accomplished by the comparison of antemortem records including fingerprints, radiographs, and DNA profiles with postmortem findings. Less common is an unidentified person with no tentative identification.

In these circumstances, a biological profile is needed to lead the medicolegal investigation to a list of tentative persons. The biological profile includes the decedent's age at death, sex, ancestry, stature, and any individualizing traits that would be known to family and friends, such as the presence of braces on the teeth, healed or healing fractures, amputations, skeletal deformities, and other medical and anomalous conditions of the bones and teeth.

An accurate biological profile provided by a trained forensic anthropologist is paramount for the investigation to reach an identification. Most forensic anthropologists are likely to have worked cases that have gone cold for various reasons. The anthropology lab at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office TCME has investigated many past cases where the skeletal remains were initially examined by a nonanthropologist and a biological profile was generated at the time of examination.

In , the first author received a skeleton that had been housed in the Fort Worth Police Department Crime Laboratory Evidence Locker since , along with a copy of the analyst's case file. At the time of discovery of the decomposed, mostly skeletal remains, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office was not yet established. In , this would have been the most comprehensive of a handful of published references 2 — 6 on the subject of human biological profile creation from skeletal remains.

A review of the case file along with the remains showed that the Director collected some of the data outlined in Krogman's guide 1. The maximum diameters of the humeral and femoral he were measured correctly and unambiguously fell into the male range. The femur, tibia, and humerus were measured in inches and used to estimate the stature. When the measurements and observations were repeated, it was found that each one had been correctly recorded. There is no notation in the file that these indicators were examined. It is unknown why the of metric analysis of a few traits in the skeleton were not taken into .

It could have been due to unfamiliarity with Krogman's methods and that the estimate of sex was based largely on the observations of the clothing. Contained within the case file is a copy of the Fort Worth Press from February 3, , showing a facial approximation drawing of the decedent Image 1. The chin has male characteristics and the overall appearance is of a male with a female hairstyle. Also contained in the file is correspondence between the Crime Laboratory Director and law enforcement agencies with missing females. Multiple comparisons with dental records of missing females are documented.

In , following the anthropology analysis which included the male sex assessment, TCME commissioned a clay facial reconstruction and submitted the to the news media. Within hours, the office received multiple calls regarding the case. All of the calls were about a possible match to the missing person, Kenneth Glaze.

The facial reconstruction looked remarkably similar to Mr. Glaze Image 2. In Hillsboro, TX was a small town that was served by a single dentist and we attempted to locate archived dental records to no avail. Fortunately, a maternal first cousin was located and was able to provide a sample for DNA analysis. The mitochondrial DNA confirmed the maternal relationship and the medical examiner classified the positive identification. Clay facial reconstruction by Dr.

Suzanne Baldon showing dentition compared to known photograph of decedent, As the example above dramatically demonstrates, the standard components of the biological profile are critical to the successful resolution of many unidentified remains cases. The modern forensic anthropology laboratory uses macroscopic, microscopic, metric, and radiologic information to estimate the age at death, biological sex, ancestry, and stature of an individual from the skeleton.

Modern methods are based on scientific research that provides quantified error and accuracy rates and meets the guidelines for admissibility of scientific evidence 7. Additionally, the continued development of the Forensic Anthropology Data Bank FDB 8 has provided forensic anthropology with a wider variety of comparative skeletal data from the contemporary period, thus allowing more meaningful studies to be conducted on temporally relevant data for the development of methods used in forensic contexts.

This paper will explore the processes by which the biological profile is estimated by the modern forensic anthropologist. There is a tremendous amount of published material that addresses different components of the biological profile.

This paper will address the most salient methodology used today with a brief description of the most pertinent historic references. Similar metric methods are used to evaluate sex and ancestry and thus they are discussed together in this segment. Both sex and ancestry assessment rely on cranial and postcranial measurement data, Fordisc software, and multivariate discriminant function analysis DFA.

There has been a continual collection of measurement data for the past 30 years that is available for comparison to an unknown skeleton. Forensic anthropologists record spatial coordinates of anatomical landmarks on the cranium and measurement data of the mandible and postcranial skeleton. These data represent the size and shape of individual bones that allows for an estimation of sex and ancestry of unknown human remains. Forensic case data along with data from skeletal collections representing various genetic ancestries have been gathered by anthropologists into the FDB to build a database of groups commonly encountered in modern forensic casework.

Sex and ancestry classifications are most commonly determined by using a computer program, Fordisc 3. Although this process appears to be uncomplicated, it is imperative to have an understanding of discriminant function analysis, the capabilities and limitations of the Fordisc software, and potential sources of error when applying these methods.

Most individuals in the database are positively identified to sex and ancestry from antemortem information. In this group, 15 males and five females were derived from forensic cases; however, the remainder have birth years from the mid to late 19th century 9 , Recent technological tools, such as a digitizer, enable Cartesian coordinate x, y, z data point collection of cranial and postcranial anatomical landmarks that are used in sex and ancestry estimation. Software is available that converts the digitized coordinates into the cranial measurements used in Fordisc.

The digitizer minimizes error as each landmark is recorded one time, as opposed to caliper measurements that necessitate the accurate location of many landmarks e. The measurement is recorded by the instrument, reducing data entry errors. Measurement definitions are described by several authors 11 — 14 and proper understanding and application of measurement performance is essential to an accurate ancestry estimate. Because differences of a few millimeters may misclassify a cranium, and these missteps are common, measurement error should always be evaluated 9. Multiple analytical, reporting, and graphing options are available.

It is important to realize that some of the populations included in Fordisc are underrepresented and that may cause classification errors. For example, Hispanic males frequently misclassify as female in Fordisc due to low sample sizes of Hispanic individuals Thus, interpretation of the is critical to a positive outcome. The lack of large sample sizes of varied populations is a considerable limitation; however, the s continue to grow with time 9.

Fordisc uses DFA to compare inputted cranial and postcranial metric data from an unidentified forensic case to a database of known populations within the FDB. Discriminant function analysis has been used for many years to estimate sex and ancestry from human skeletal remains using the skull 16 — 20 and the postcranial skeleton 15 , 21 — Most of the early studies were developed using the Terry and Hamann-Todd collections and American military war dead, and thus represent black and white males almost exclusively. More recently, DFA based studies for estimating sex have been expanded to include males and females of populations considered to be Hispanic 15 , 35 , 37 , 38 and modern American blacks and whites Other metric methods have been developed for use in the postcranial skeleton, including those using measurements of the femur 39 — Within Fordisc, the discriminant score of an unknown individual is compared to the mean discriminant function score for each reference group.

When multivariate analyses are run, the are organized by Mahalanobis distance d 2 from the centroids of each group in the comparison 43 , Posterior probabilities and F, R, and Chi typicalities are reported for each test Image 3. Higher probability and typicalities are more indicative of an assessment being correct.

Low typicalities result from individual crania that are atypical of a group, don't belong to the group, or error, and should be considered with caution. The estimation of sex from complete or nearly complete skeletal remains is straightforward in most cases when evaluated by a forensic anthropologist. Although it is commonly published that the reliability of sex assessment is best in the pelvis, second best in the cranium, and less accurate in the postcranial skeleton, recent research has shown that the latter two should be reversed in this statement.

Recent studies looking at postcranial measurement data clearly shows that it outperforms the cranial measurement data for sex assessment

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The Biological Profile of Unidentified Human Remains in a Forensic Context