lf_skullLaura Fulginiti, PhD, Forensic Anthropologist

Dr. Fulginiti is a board-certified forensic anthropologist working in the Phoenix metropolitan area. She provides service to the Medical Examiners for the northern and western counties in Arizona, as well as the National Park Service, the FBI and other agencies as necessary. Dr. Fulginiti, “Fulgi”, maintains an office and lab at the Maricopa County Forensic Science Center in downtown Phoenix. Her specialties include:

  • Scene Response
  • Analysis of unknown human remains
  • Interpretation of traumata in bone
  • Cremation analysis

She has qualified as an expert in both State and Federal courts. She provides training for the law enforcement communities in Arizona, Nevada, Ohio, Colorado, and at FLETC in Georgia. She is an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, a Visiting Assistant Professor at The Colorado College and an Instructor at Northern Arizona University. Dr Fulginiti is a member of DMORT, Region VIII, a federal disaster response team. She has responded to multiple mass fatality events including airline crashes in Colorado, Guam, California and Pennsylvania (9/11), the tri-state crematory incident in Georgia and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She also participates in lectures to local community groups, high school, middle and elementary schools. Several of her cases have been profiled in books and on television.

Contesting The Massacre at Nataruk

  • Christopher M. Stojanowski
  • Andrew C. Seidel
  • Laura C. Fulginiti
  • Kent M. Johnson & Jane E. Buikstra


The next Buried Body Recovery Seminar will be held in the Fall of 2018, check back for updates.