Observer/WGRZ Buffalo – Forensics

Friday, October 01, 2021
Mercyhurst University’s applied forensic sciences program receives prominent coverage in New York and elsewhere as program chair Dr. Dennis Dirkmaat and his team of faculty and graduate students recover and analyze two sets of human remains found in Chautauqua County. In this Dunkirk, New York, Observer story, Sheriff James Quattrone is quoted as saying : “The Mercyhurst Forensic Anthropology Team is an invaluable resource — their expertise and willingness to work on this type of investigation is a great asset to our agency and to our entire community. Dr. (Dennis) Dirkmaat and his team from Mercyhurst not only put in many hours at the scene but also will be evaluating all the forensic evidence that can be found from the remains.” Read “Seeking Closure.” Or, check out this broadcast from WGRZ-Buffalo’s NBC affiliate: “Mercyhurst University works to identify Chautauqua Co. remains.”