Sunday, July 26, 2009

Successful police sketch

Details: How police found the South Park murder suspect
West Seattle Blog - Seattle,WA,USA
I don't think he resembles the police sketch that closely. I'm surprised the bus driver spotted him. I bet the dog tipped off the bus driver from the media ...

Sketch draws police to man suspected of multiple rapes
Casa Grande Valley Newspapers - Casa Grande,AZ,USA
By J. Meahl, Staff Writer Elieel Obed Beltran-Rabago was arrested Wednesday by the Mesa Police Department on unrelated charges and booked into Maricopa ...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Police composite sketches in the news

Police Use Sketch in Search for Robbery Suspect
SPARKS - Sparks police want you to look at a police sketch of a man they think robbed two people. Both victims were robbed near the Silver State Shopping ...

OLYMPIA: Sketch released in Priest Point attack
The Olympian - Olympia,WA,USA
The victim, who was attacked while walking through the park at 9:40 am Sunday, worked with a police sketch artist from the Thurston County Sheriff's office. ...

Police release composite sketch of Burleson Street rape suspect
The San Marcos Mercury - San Marcos,TX,USA
San Marcos police have issued a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in an aggravated sexual assault that occurred during the early morning hours of ...
Police hunt for man who raped tourist - Wellington,New Zealand
By MICHAEL FIELD - WANTED: A police sketch of the man wanted for a questioning in relation to a sex attack in a central Auckland park. ...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Buffalo Soldier forensic art

Washington Informer
Remains of Three Buffalo Soldiers to be Reburied in New Mexico
Washington Informer - Washington DC,USA
By Melanie Dabovich - AP Writer This sketch provided by the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department's Forensic Art Unit shows Army Pvt. David Ford of ...

Several police sketch links

If you have time to read all these, lucky you! I haven't had time yet to read these - suddenly, I have several pencil portrait art commissions to work on. The great thing about this blog is that I can come back and read all this stuff later.

Police release sketch of Maplewood mugger
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis,MN,USA
Homicide map: A comprehensive map of Minnesota homicides and links to crime stats, booking records and sex offender registrations. Police released a sketch ...

Indonesia Police Seek Help in Identifying Bombers
Bloomberg - USA
The Marriot bomber is described on the police sketch as a 16- to 17-year-old male, 180 centimeters to 190 centimeters tall, with white skin, short, ...

Police Release Suspect Sketch In Murder Of Texas Storeowner
NAVASOTA (July 21, 2009)—Navasota police released a sketch Tuesday of the man they think is responsible for the shooting death of the owner of a liquor ...

Home invasion victim questions composite sketch
WLBT-TV - Jackson,MS,USA
By Roslyn Anderson Police are continuing the hunt for the man wanted in a string of home invasions in northeast Jackson. With the help of a computer program ...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Police drawings in the news

Police Release Home Intruder Sketch - Jackson,MS,USA
JACKSON, Miss. -- Jackson police released a composite sketch Tuesday of a man who is wanted in connection with a rash of home invasion robberies. ...

Seattle Post Intelligencer
Full audio from community meeting about unsolved stabbing
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
(Daniel Berman/ A police sketch of the suspect in the South Park stabbings. Monday night at the South Park Community Center, dozens of people ...

Someone with an ax robbed a Comfort Inn this morning
Pitch Weekly - Kansas City,MO,USA
He was wearing a loin cloth and escaped on a giant battle panther. Here's the police sketch. Or he was a white guy with gray hair and glasses. ...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Police sketches in the news

Miami Police Release Sketch Of Suspected Killer
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Sketch Released of Man Who Attacked Female Jogger
News Channel 8
VIENNA, Va. - Police in Fairfax County (web | news) hope a composite sketch will help lead them to an attacker who police say is responsible for a ...

Police Ask For Help In Finding Rape Suspect
Police compiled a composite sketch of one of two men suspected of raping a woman earlier in July during a robbery. Police described one suspect as a black ...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sketches generate leads when there isn't anything else to go on

If you don't have evidence, if you don't have good leads, you have to do something,” he said. “You have to generate some leads. That's something they can do to develop some leads.”

Greenville police Cpl. Tyler Propst said that while no one at the department could recall a sketch breaking a case, officers consider them effective in generating leads.

“In a crime of great severity, sometimes any and all leads can be very valuable,” Propst said
Suspect sketches will generate leads, but many are dead ends
Greenville News - Greenville,SC,USA
By Paul Alongi • Staff writer • July 20, 2009 The police sketch of Cherokee County's serial killer bore little resemblance to the mug shot of Patrick Tracy ...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Composite police sketch issued in near abduction case

The Union Leader
Hooksett police investigate possible abduction try; composite ...
The Union Leader - Manchester,NH,USA
By L SAUSSER Hooksett – Hooksett police have released a composite sketch of a man who may have been involved in the near-abduction of a 13-year-old boy ...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Police sketches in the news

This City of Miami composite sketch is based on the description of a suspect wanted for homicide .
Sketch of suspect in ex-Miami cop's fatal shooting released - Miami,FL,USABold
The man in the police sketch was last seen driving a silver or gray Toyota sedan with a tag of X50 0IJ, according to investigators. ...

Sketch of suspect in ex-Miami cop's fatal shooting released - Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
MIAMI - Police released a sketch today of the man believed to have fatally ... The man in the police sketch was last seen driving a silver or gray Toyota ...

Police seek suspect in rape of woman
Connecticut Post - Bridgeport,CT,USA
By Kate Ramunni SHELTON -- Police are hoping someone will recognize a police sketch of a man believed to have abducted a woman last month in Derby and took ...

Search is on after girl is molested - Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
... said they were notified of the assault on Saturday at 4 pm Early Sunday, police said in a release they wanted to interview the girl for a police sketch. ...

Clayton molest suspect sketch released
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
By Roman Gokhman A composite sketch has been released in an attempt to locate a suspect in an incident in which a 10-year-old boy was molested near Clayton ...

Boston Globe
BU police seek Peeping Tom
Boston Globe - United States
By Emma Rose Johnson, Globe Correspondent Boston University police are on the lookout for a Peeping Tom who allegedly snuck into a women's bathroom recently ...

Nampa Police Release Sketch of Suspected Gunman
Police have released a composite sketch of a man they believe may be responsible for a shooting incident in a Nampa neighborhood. ...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Forensic artists in the news

1970 Miami Valley Murder Victim Identified
WHIO Radio - Dayton,OH,USA
In December 2007 investigators sent the victim's skull to forensic artist Joanna Hughes at the University of Tennessee. She created a clay facial ...

New Composite Photo Of Springs Boy Missing 23 Years
KRDO - Colorado Springs,CO,USA
His sister Denise used photos of her parents, herself and her siblings at age 23 to help a forensic artist create the composite photo. ...

Detectives Release Sketch of Man Whose Bones Were Found in South ...
Kitsap Sun - WA, United States
By Josh Farley (Contact) This is a forensic artist's rendition of the face belonging to the human remains found on Harold Drive in Port Orchard last month. ...

Detectives work to identify murder victim - Seattle,USA
By LARRY RICE Kitsap County Sheriffs' detectives have just released a forensic artist's drawing of a murder victim they are trying to identify. ...

Northwest Cable News
Kitsap County deputies need help in identifying murder victim
Northwest Cable News - Portland,OR,USA
Kitsap County Sheriff's detectives have released a forensic artist's drawing of a face believed to be that of a deceased person whose remains were ...

I-Team: Sketch Artist
Today's TMJ4 - Milwaukee,WI,USA
Her name is Hanna Mueller, and she's a forensic artist with an uncanny ability to recreate criminals. When three little girls in Dodge County were nearly ...

Darke Co. Jane Doe Identified - Dayton,OH,USA
In addition, a forensic artist created a facial reconstruction using the skull of the victim. On October 9, 2008, the unidentified victim was laid to rest a ...

TIME LINE: Darke Co. Jane Doe ID - Dayton,OH,USA
In December of 2007 the skull of “Jane Doe” was sent to forensic artist Joanna Hughes at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. ...

Body found in Ohio in 1970 is missing Wis. woman
Chicago Tribune - Chicago,IL,USA
Family members contacted police after seeing similarities in photos of a facial reconstruction by a forensic artist who studied the body's skull. ...

Police sketch aids in tips

Homeless Man, 19, Arrested In Stanton Heights Sex Assault - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh police arrested a man Wednesday afternoon in ... who the tipster said resembled the man in after investigators a police sketch. ...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Farmer creates his own police sketches

Farmer made his own police sketches after rocket sculpture stolen from his farm. A reward of a dozen fresh farm eggs is being offered for information that leads to the suspects, described as 2 mean looking stick figures driving a pick up truck. [more]

Police sketch art news

Police Seek Sexual Assault Suspect
KLAS-TV - Las Vegas,NV,USA
The only good thing to come out of the terrifying ordeal a young woman went through in late may is a police sketch of the alleged rapist and robber. ...

Way back when: Today in history
Tulsa World - Tulsa,OK,USA
She told police that the killer took the women one by one from the room and killed them. Richard Speck, recognized from a police sketch made from a ...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Victoria Lywood's 3-D reconstructions

Perhaps a long and very lost relative ?
Putting a name to a face - Montreal,Quebec,Canada
Victoria Lywood is a forensic artist working out of John Abbott College on the West Island. Her specialization is 3-D facial reconstructions of dead folks ...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

More on the case of the dismembered man in Palm Beach

More on this case mentioned earlier. The first article is really good, about the Sheriff's Deputy who created this drawing.

Sheriff's artist shares mystery-solving techniques
WPEC - West Palm Beach,FL,USA
Moody, known as a forensic artist, finished what's called a cranial facial reconstruction, using the actual skull found in the metal box in Palm Beach ...

This week police released a sketch of a man whose remains were found crammed into a steel box off Beeline Highway last year. The man responsible for that sketch is Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Moody.

Do you know this man ?
Palm Beach Gardens police try to identify human remains found in box - Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
A Palm Beach County forensic artist recreated this face from a skull found in a ... A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office forensic artist completed a facial ...

Palm Beach Gardens police need public's help to identify remains
TCPalm - West Palm Beach,FL,USA
Paul Moody, a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office forensic artist, completed a facial reconstruction of the skull which indicated that the remains belongs to ...

Composite sketch of suspect

RNC Releases Sketch of Suspect
VOCM - St. John’s,NL,Canada
As part of this investigation, an RNC Forensic Artist has compiled a composite sketch of the suspect. Investigators with the RNC General Investigation Unit ...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sketches released of dismembered male

Sketches released of man found dismembered in box in Palm Beach ...
Palm Beach Post - Palm Beach,FL,USA
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office forensic artist Paul Moody completed a facial reconstruction and the sheriff's office sketched how the man may have ...

Police sketch to be issued in assault on 6-year-old

Vancouver police issue warning after six-year-old sexually assaulted - Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
Morrow said the police will release the sketch when it's complete if it's of good quality. The father declined to speak to the media. ...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

SC spree killer has killed 5, still at large

I hope and pray that this killer can be brought to justice. He drives a silver colored, older model Ford Explorer.

Teenage girl is fifth victim of serial killer
The Plain Dealer - - Cleveland,OH,USA
This the most recent police sketch of the suspect in five slayings in South Carolina. County Sheriff Bill Blanton said investigators believe the killings ...

Serial killer fears as girl, 15, becomes fifth victim of Cherokee ...
Daily Mail - UK
Police today released a police sketch of the suspected shooter, who is described as tall, in his 40s with 'salt and pepper' hair, driving a Ford Explorer. ...

BBC News - UK
A police sketch has been released of a man who is said to be tall with salt and pepper hair. "We're knee-deep in the investigation," said County Sheriff ...

Teenager 5th victim in slayings - Charlotte,NC,USA
By C. R. Wootson Jr. -- Police sketch of man believed to be the Gaffney serial killer. Possibly driving a silver 1991-94 Ford Explorer. ...