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Anthropologist who identified mass graves dies

Forensic anthropologist who identified mass graves, Oklahoma City bombing victims dies

FILE - In a Friday June 2, 2000 file photo, forensic anthropologist Dr. Clyde Snow, of Oklahoma, unites parts of a skull, in San Salvador, El Salvador...
FILE - In a May 5, 1986 file photo, Dr. Clyde Snow holds a human skull in his office in Oklahoma City, Okla. Snow, a forensic anthropologist who worke...

Obit-Clyde Snow

FILE - In a Friday June 2, 2000 file photo, forensic anthropologist Dr. Clyde Snow, of Oklahoma, unites parts of a skull, in San Salvador, El Salvador...

Obit-Clyde Snow

FILE - In a May 5, 1986 file photo, Dr. Clyde Snow holds a human skull in his office in Oklahoma City, Okla. Snow, a forensic anthropologist who worke...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Clyde Snow, a forensic anthropologist who worked on cases ranging from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to mass graves in Argentina, has died. He was 86.

Snow's wife, Jerry Snow, told The Associated Press that her husband died Friday morning at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma. Jerry Snow says her husband had lung cancer and emphysema.

Snow examined mass graves in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Croatia. He often helped build criminal cases against government leaders who carried out the killings.

He also assisted in identifying victims of the Oklahoma City bombing and victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Jerry Snow says her husband will be remembered most for his great sense of humor and dedication to human rights.


Updated : 2021-02-26 09:15 GMT+08:00