Renowned forensic anthropologist Bill Bass—founder of the Body Farm—tackles one of his most baffling cases ever in this real-life spellbinder
In 1978, 56-year-old Leoma Patterson left a bar in Clinton, Tennessee, and was never seen again. Six months later, a female skeleton was found on a wooded lakeshore in a neighboring county. The bones were consistent with those of the missing woman, and one of Patterson's daughters recognized a ring found at the death scene as her mother's. The bones were buried, and six years later, a relative of Patterson's—one of the men she was last seen alive with—confessed to killing her. Case closed.
But the tentative identification—made years before DNA testing was available to confirm it—failed to convince some of Patterson's relatives. And so it was that in 2005 Dr. Bass found himself winding around hairpin curves to the mountainside grave, where he would unearth the disputed remains and collect DNA samples. The forensic twists and turns that followed would test the limits of DNA technology … and of Dr. Bass's half-century of forensic knowledge.
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Another great Jefferson Bass read
Throughly enjoyed this story especially including the photos. Looking forward to their next novel!,,
Another excellent work by Jefferson Bass! The ebook has hyperlinks to photos regarding the case being discussed in the story! Definitely provides more on a realism to the learning experience and still allows you to be engaged in imagination to flow with the story! Additionally, there is a sneak peek to The Breaking Point....it seems the writing team of Jefferson Bass are working at an extreme pace to keep up with our reading appetites! They definitely have their work cut out for them, but they are doing a fabulous job! Thank you Jefferson Bass!