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The following is an excerpt from the July 5 issue of The Wichita Eagle. (Subscription may be required to view full story.)

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Peer Moore-Jansen, a Wichita State anthropology professor and CSI expert, displays some of the human skeletons he has in his lab at the school's anthropology department.

When finding clues in ashes seems impossible, let him take a look

Thursday, July 7, 2016

  • One of WSU's most popular professors is anthropologist Peer Moore-Jansen.
  • He is known as a CSI expert.
  • Moore-Jansen has helped police and prosecutors in hundreds of crime cases.

People sometimes kill people. And sometimes they burn or bury the bones.

After the fragments are found, perhaps after years of being underground, and finding clues in ashes looks almost impossible, police in south-central Kansas often turn to Peer Moore-Jansen.

He teaches anthropology at Wichita State University.

He came up with a title for one of his talks years ago, evocative of what he teaches and what he does: “Whispers From the Dead.”

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Created on Thursday, July 7, 2016; Last modified on Friday, July 22, 2016