Identity Crisis by Jefferson Bass audiobook

Identity Crisis: The Murder, the Mystery, and the Missing DNA

By Jefferson Bass
Read by Charles Constant

Tantor Audio 9780062419897

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200261994

  • ISBN: 9798200261987

  • ISBN: 9798200262007

Runtime: 1.70 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Renowned forensic anthropologist Bill Bass—founder of the Body Farm—tackles one of his most baffling cases ever in this real-life spellbinder.

In 1978, fifty-six-year-old Leoma Patterson left a bar in Clinton, Tennessee, and was never seen again. Six months later, a female skeleton was found on a wooded lakeshore in a neighboring county. The bones were consistent with those of the missing woman, and one of Patterson's daughters recognized a ring found at the death scene as her mother's. The bones were buried, and six years later, a relative of Patterson's—one of the men she was last seen alive with—confessed to killing her. Case closed.

But the tentative identification—made years before DNA testing was available to confirm it—failed to convince some of Patterson's relatives. And so it was that in 2005 Dr. Bass found himself winding around hairpin curves to the mountainside grave, where he would unearth the disputed remains and collect DNA samples. The forensic twists and turns that followed would test the limits of DNA technology . . . and of Dr. Bass's half-century of forensic knowledge.

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Author Bio: Jefferson Bass

Author Bio: Jefferson Bass

Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility—the Body Farm—a quarter century ago. He is the author or coauthor of more than two hundred scientific publications, as well as a critically acclaimed memoir about his career at the Body Farm, Death’s Acre. He is also a dedicated teacher, honored as National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 1.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English