Craniofacial Superimposition

When there are suspects relating to the identity of an unidentified body and the usual methods of identification (such as DNA analysis or dental record comparison) are not possible, craniofacial superimposition may be utilised.

This process involves the overlay of ante-mortem images of the suspect with views of the skull, in order to compare skeletal and facial features. This will require access to the skull and as many ante-mortem images as possible from the suspect/s.

Craniofacial superimposition can provide evidence to support identification/exclusion.