Bryan Brendley Interviewed by WFMY
Bryan Brendley spoke with WFMY for an April 2 story about how investigators identify bodies. The body of an unidentified man was found March 29 in Alamance County.
“If he’s never had a DNA swab taken and had that as part of a database anywhere, it makes all of those essentially, dead ends,” said Bryan, an assistant professor of biology who has done extensive research on cold cases.
Investigators probably are looking for other clues, Bryan said, like tire tracks at the scene, dirt on the victim’s shoes and even pollen that might have collected on the victim’s clothing.
Bryan is a member of both the American Academy of Forensic Scientists, the premier international organization of forensic scientists, and the International Association for Identification, the world’s oldest and largest forensic science association.