Portrait of General The Hon. Robert Monckton,
While purging the files I found another old clipping: one about James Starrs, who is considered the grandfather of forensic sciences, who formed the first program at George Washington University at the request of the FBI, and who is, I suppose, in a way responsible for all the CSI series I like to watch.
According to the clip, Starrs has a personal penchance for historical mysteries and takes leave every couple of years to investigate them. (Had/took -- he may be dead now -- I didn't google.)
He solved the question of whether Jesse James was really in his grave (yes), as well as the case of the Colorado Cannibal, Alfred Packer (yes).
Starrs seems the perfect person on which to base a series of historical crimes and mysteries -- either real or imaginary -- solved by today's science.
Lizzie Borden is, apparently, out though. Descendents of Ma and Pa prevented Starrs from digging them up.
I don't think either Patricia Cornwell or Kathy Reichs have exhausted the anthropological possibilities, and I didn't want to toss the clipping without putting the idea out there for extrapolation. (The idea is probably already out there, but nevertheless...)
More Cabin Fever Quips:
Visa la France: Paris on a credit card.
Veni, vedi, vice: CSI Sunglasses.
Cogito, eggo sum: I think, therefore I waffle.