In March, her body was pulled from a shallow grave on the west side of Fort Worth.
Unable to learn her identity, frustrated homicide detectives have turned to forensic artist Suzanne Baldon of Waco to create a "facial reconstruction" of clay applied directly to the woman’s skull.
Baldon said she places the skull on a stand and calculates the face with tissue depth markers.
“Then I connect the dots with clay,” she said. “It has nothing to do with fine art.
“Good forensic art has a job to do: It’s supposed to get somebody identified, and that’s it.”
To that end, the skull forms the base; the viewer sees the person’s actual teeth.
-- Bill Miller