The skeleton crew: how amateur sleuths are solving America's coldest cases

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Solving cold cases from the comfort of your living room... The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes-wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement--and one another--at matching missing persons with unidentified remains. In America today, upwards of forty thousand people are dead and unaccounted for. These murder, suicide, and accident victims, separated from their names, are being adopted by the bizarre online world of amateur sleuths. It's DIY CSI. The web sleuths pore over facial reconstructions (a sort of Facebook for the dead) and other online clues as they vie to solve cold cases and tally up personal scorecards of dead bodies. The Skeleton Crew delves into the macabre underside of the Internet, the fleeting nature of identity, and how even the most ordinary citizen with a laptop and a knack for puzzles can reinvent herself as a web sleuth.
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subject_facet Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- United States, Criminal investigation -- United States -- Citizen participation
title_display The skeleton crew : how amateur sleuths are solving America's coldest cases
title_full The Skeleton Crew How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases, The skeleton crew : how amateur sleuths are solving America's coldest cases / Deborah Halber
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title_sub how amateur sleuths are solving America's coldest cases
topic_facet Citizen participation, Cold cases (Criminal investigation), Computer Technology, Criminal investigation, Nonfiction, Sociology, True Crime