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Rick Snow, PhD

Dr. Rick Snow is President of Forensic Anthropology Consulting Services, Inc.  Prior to forming his consulting company, Dr. Snow was the forensic anthropologist with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation from 2002 to 2009.

He worked in Kosovo excavating mass graves as an agent of the United Nations and spent eight months in Bosnia excavating mass graves for the International Commission on Missing Persons.

Shortly after returning from Bosnia, Dr. Snow was called to Noble, Georgia to work the Tri-State Crematory incident, in which a crematory operator left 334 bodies to decompose in the woods rather than cremating them.

In 2005 Dr. Snow spent three weeks in Thailand as a Coordinator in the Thailand Tsunami Victim Identification Information Management Center.

In 2014 and 2015 Dr. Snow traveled to Germany to recover the remains of American aviators who were shot down in World War II.  Dr. Snow also worked with History Flight, Inc. on the South Pacific island of Tarawa recovering the remains of Marines who were killed there in 1943.

In 2009, he was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Snow lectures extensively throughout the country and teaches short courses and workshops.

Since forming his consulting company in 2009, Dr. Snow has worked with medical examiners and law enforcement to identify the dead.  He also works as a consultant for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

He worked for seven years as a patrolman with the Dekalb County Police Department in Decatur, Georgia.  Dr. Snow received his Master’s and Ph.D. in Anthropology from The University of Tennessee.