Post Mortem Rendering
A Post Mortem rendering is the artist’s interpretation of a nameless deceased individual. A depiction is developed for the purpose of presenting the facial remains to the public for viewing and recognition. When this technique is successful there is no need to prolong the identification attempt with a lengthy 2-D or 3-D reconstruction. The investigation can advance and thus save thousands of dollars in man hours of the investigators’ time.
Based on facial points, anatomy and dentition derived from morgue photos or by observing the body of the deceased, a representation of a life portrait can be rendered by hand drawing or computer and lead to the name of that person.