Recovery of Decomposed and Skeletal Human Remains in the “Green River Murder” Investigation: Implications for Medical Examiner/Coroner and Police

@article{Haglund1990RecoveryOD,
  title={Recovery of Decomposed and Skeletal Human Remains in the “Green River Murder” Investigation: Implications for Medical Examiner/Coroner and Police},
  author={W. Haglund and D. Reichert and D. Reay},
  journal={The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology},
  year={1990},
  volume={11},
  pages={35–43}
}
The Green River Murder Investigation in King County, Washington, is currently the longest active serial murder investigation in U.S. history. During its course, over 26 separate scenes with from one to five victims each have been processed. The experience of the authors is presented in order to acquaint other agencies with techniques of outdoor scene processing that have evolved during recovery of remains from Green River and other skeletal cases. 
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