On August 24, 79 A.D., Mt. Vesuvius erupted, burying the seaside resort of Pompeii under tons of pumice and volcanic ash. It lay forgotten for the next 1,669 years, until excavation efforts were begun in 1748. In 1860, the Italian archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli discovered that by injecting plaster into the pockets left by decomposed bodies, amazingly realistic replicas of those who perished in the disaster could be produced. (Today, resin is used because it is more durable.
Japanese photographer Yuichi Ikehata creates realistic sculptures of human body parts using clay, wire and paper. He then photographs the sculptures and merges them into unrealistic worlds to create Long Term Memory (LTM), an ongoing photographic series that “puts audiences in the ambivalent position of not knowing what is real and what is not.”
Early February 2, 2002, Danielle van Dam, 7, was discovered missing from her home. On February 22, police arrested suspicious neighbor David Alan Westerfield, 50, for Danielle's kidnapping after two small stains of her blood were found on his clothing and in his home. Danielle's severely decomposed body was found by a private citizen's group, started by the Laura Recovery Center and concerned local citizens, on February 27. Westerfield was found guilty and was sentenced to death.
Into the wild / Jon Krakauer. In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter....
brenda joy baker was a 14 year old hitch hiker.Her decomposed body was found in an inaccessible part a park.There where many missing girls in the area at that time and it took a while to identify her.Ted never confessed to her murder,but she fits his type.