Facial reconstruction technology helps detectives solve cold cases

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – New technology is bringing years-old cold cases to life in an effort to get detectives and families closer to answers.

In August, NBC4 reported on how technology developed by animators at Ohio State University is helping the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation reconstruct faces when unidentified human remains are found.

Using her iPhone, BCI Criminal Intelligence Analyst and Forensic Artist Sam Molnar takes photos of unidentified skeletal remains, then sends them to the graphics team at OSU, which uses a program to create 3D printed skulls. Molnar can then reconstruct the face of the deceased using clay on top of the 3D print without disturbing the original evidence.

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