Buried Body Recovery Seminar


Surface Skeleton and Buried Body Recovery Seminar

Instructed by Dr. Laura C. Fulginiti and
Det. Frank Di Modica – Ret.

Next class Fall 2018

The Surface Skeleton and Buried Body Recovery Seminar is a 3 day, hands-on, course designed to orient detectives, crime scene investigators and medico-legal death investigators to the proper techniques for processing surface skeleton and buried body scenes. The course includes the following topics in a combined classroom instruction and actual buried body recovery exercise:

  • Forensic Anthropology in the Medico-Legal System
  • Determination of Age-at-Death, Sex, Ancestry and Stature
  • Assessment of Bony Trauma
  • Positive Identification on Unknown Human Remains
  • Period Since Death
  • Crime Scene Investigation on Unknown Human Remains
  • Techniques for the Proper Recovery of Scattered and Buried Human Remains
  • Determination of Human vs. Non-human Remains
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Forensic Entomology
  • The Use and Abuse of Cadaver Dogs (with demonstration)
  • Forensic Art and Unknown Remains

Hands-on excavation of homicide scenario in small groups with briefing after.
This course is a lot of fun and consistently receives high marks from the students.
Please contact Detective Frank Di Modica – Ret. at az4n6training@yahoo.com;
for more information or to inquire about becoming a host agency for the seminar.