Jason, Robin Reinecke, Bruce Anderson discussed on Radiolab

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After this thing had happened in it really just shook me in a lot of different ways. Jason says he he couldn't shake the question who was this woman. How did she end up face down in the desert? So that night. I remember Jason calling me Jason called a friend of his a woman named Robin Reinecke in being really clearly shaken and asking for advice rub actually runs. This nonprofit on Tucson called the center for human rights Khalib, we center for human rights, and they do a lot of work with the missing and with bodies have been recovered. So Jason tells her look we've today we had this. This thing we found this person out here. And could you help us idea her? The thing is Robin's office is actually in the medical examiner's office. So that means that just down the hall from Robin is the guy we met at the beginning. Bruce anderson. Hundred people or at least bones of person are in here. Bruce is working on the medical examiner side, Phil anytime and unidentified migrant body comes in Bruce tries to piece together who this person is looking at the dimensions in the shape of the skull and markers robustness of the bones. Like looking at the length of the bones, or the density, the bones, the nine fusion of these separate bones looking at whether someone's in the body are fused together. Which is something that happens right after puberty Bruce can actually figure out approximately what age the person is their sex their weight their height. And in the case of the woman that Jason found her body was surprisingly in relatively good condition. So pretty quickly. They were able to determine you know, she's probably in.

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