CSI Alberta. The Secrets of Skulls and Skeletons by Peter B. Smith

By Peter B. Smith

Ten gripping stories of homicide and lacking people convey how skulls and skeletons display their secrets and techniques to forensic investigators. A cranium is located on a scree slope excessive above the mirror-calm waters of Spray Lakes. Bones rumoured for years to be buried in a medication Hat yard are eventually dug up. The trussed and tortured skeletal is still of an unknown guy are present in a septic tank close to Tofield. those baffling Alberta instances express how dogged, outdated detective paintings combines with sleek forensic innovations within the look for the reality.

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Inquiries among the staff and kids at the group camp revealed that Billy and Joey had talked about running away to Vancouver, where they wanted to visit Expo ’86. Police recalled that when they found the canoe they saw tracks leading off towards a gravel path, one that could have given access to roads leading to Vancouver. Believing the boys had hitchhiked out of Kananaskis Country and were on their way to Expo ’86, the RCMP called off the search. For the first time, the boys’ parents were notified that their sons were missing, but the strange disappearances were never made public.

It was sent to the medical examiner’s office in Calgary, where a forensic pathologist determined it was Joey Platner. RCMP officers went back to the site and discovered a few more human bones and some items of clothing before a heavy snowfall forced them to abandon their search. Though they’d found Joey’s remains, police had no definite evidence to say what had happened to Billy. Kananaskis RCMP staff sergeant Keith MacMillan told the media he wasn’t very optimistic that the second boy would be found alive.

From the little information Brian Stuppard had been given, he formed his own theory of what had happened. He knew the boys likely had a crossbow. Perhaps they had gone hunting in the woods, and there had been a fall or a rockslide that Joey hadn’t survived. Maybe Billy hadn’t survived either. It fit the known facts. Two weeks after the discovery of the skull, on June 1, Brian’s theory seemed to be proved right. As soon as the weather improved, the RCMP resumed their search of the area, and Brian was on the slopes with them when they discovered more clothing.

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