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Sydney Smith: Scotland's Real Sherlock Holmes

The pioneering forensic specialist solved gruesome crimes and created new investigative methods.

By Catherine Townsend

Welcome to Tennessee’s Body Farm, Where New Forensic Research Could Revolutionize How We Estimate Time of Death

Dead men do tell tales—especially at Tennessee's Body Farm, where dozens of cadavers are studied as they decay.

By Catherine Townsend

The Sandyford Murder Case of 1862

Jessie McLachlan, the victim’s best friend, found herself charged with one of the most hideous murders that Glasgow had ever seen.

By Daniel O'Connor

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