Associate Professor of Biology Bryan Brendley talked to TV station WFMY about how investigators use forensic science in their work.
Bones can help investigators identify human remains and offer clues to trauma that could have led to death, Bryan said in the Sept. 30 segment “What Can Bones Tell Us?”
“If you know what normal looks like, you can see what abnormal looks like. It sticks out.” Bryan told the Greensboro-based CBS affiliate.
Clothing and even paper money found with a body also can provide valuable information. “Cotton, silk, artificial fibers all break down at different rates,” Bryan said. “Currency, money, breaks down at different rates.”