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Clay Facial Reconstruction

A clay facial reconstruction  is used to generate a likeness of the unidentified individual that may spark recognition in those who view the image and thus lead to the positive identification of the decedent.  

Important considerations:

  • Publicity is essential to the success of a clay facial reconstruction.
  • A forensic sculptor is not qualified to determine the biological profile of the decedent; a forensic anthropologist should provide the profile before the reconstruction is completed.
  • See examples of a forensic sculptor’s previous reconstructions to ensure his/her knowledge, experience and talent to produce a believable reconstruction
  • The fee for a reconstruction is generally between $700-$2,000.

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