Searches Reading the Bones

A pile of bones, six teeth, some clumps of hair and a pair of rotting trousers. Such are the meager contents of the grave at Embu. Somewhere in this grisly heap, forensic scientists last week sought to find a series of identifying fragments of the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. The task, experts say, is a tough one, even with some of the best forensic minds in the world applying their talents. There is no doubt that certain facts about the skeleton will be established. The question is, will a complete identity emerge? Even in the most difficult cases, says Clyde Snow,...

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