Forensic anthropologists, who analyse skeletal remains, can give us clues to how someone lived and died.
While forensic scientists mostly use fingerprints, dental records and DNA to identify human remains, they have many other techniques in their forensic toolkit. How many have you heard of?
If human remains can’t easily be identified, DNA testing can provide answers to bereaved families.
New evidence points to a possible burial site for South Australia's Beaumont children, missing for 52 years. Specialist techniques will be applied to extract and sequence DNA if remains are found.
Dogs can reliably sniff out human blood, even after two years of environmental degradation.
Blood-detection dogs work paw in hand with scientists and Australia's police to solve crimes and missing persons cases.
Missing People Choir raise awareness in the grand final of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.
99% of people who disappear come home again. A third of them don't stay.
How keen is your eye?
Some people have a remarkable aptitude for recognising a face – are you one of them?