Film Club

The Terry Driver Case

This case, from Abbotsford, British Columbia is of interest to all odontologists - it features the collection of saliva from a bitemark, and, demonstrates the tenacity of saliva - the DNA was recovered many hours after death, and in water. This case was featured in a Journal of Forensic Science article form 1999; where David Sweet describes the appearance of the more...

The Boston Strangler

A fascinating case - with lots of myths - was Albert Frank DeSalvo, The 'Boston Strangler',  caught when police spotted a defensive bite on his hand from a victim who survived the attack?  Or was he handed over by mental health workers.  DNA was anlaysed in this case until recently - although Boston PD have now linked DNA to from DeSalvo to each of his victims. The more...

History Cold Case: The York 113

The first in our series of documentaries featuring odontology or related fields, in this episode we are examining the investigation of a mass grave. In 2008, construction workers just beyond York's city walls uncovered 113 bodies in a mass grave. The History Cold Case team spots an incredibly rare genetic peculiarity in two of the skeletons among the 113 and wonder more...