Showing posts with label Forensic Anthropologist - Arpad Vass. Show all posts
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Forensic Anthropologist - Arpad Vass
A novel forensics technique has been introduced in Casey Anthony's murder trial this week.  Investigators brought in Oak Ridge National Laboratory senior researcher Arpad Vass. 
Vass, got some attention in 2008 for using his "odor detector" to search for buried bodies at a California ranch, where Charles Manson and his followers lived in the late 1960s. 
Vass' techniques have the promise to do what the noses of highly-trained cadaver dogs are able to do - sniff out decomposition and locate hidden bodies.  Vass backed the prosecution's theory, testifying monday, that he smelled an "overwhelmingly strong" odor of human decomposition in the air sample.  He told jurors that his machine found high levels of chemical compounds observed when the body breaks down, such as chloroform, in the sample taken from Anthony's car. 
Vass' technique has never before, been used in a criminal case.  It may end-up being the most controversial piece of forensics evidence presented in the trial.
Full Story Here:  http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/06/08/1697294/novel-forensics-tool-used-in-anthony.html   Thanks Mary!