True crime meets forensic science in the What Remains podcast
What Remains Podcast

True crime meets forensic science in the What Remains podcast from WRAL Studios. With no ID, human skeletal remains often end up at medical examiners’ offices where they sit in storage closets for years, gathering dust as evidence slowly disappears. These are some of the most difficult cold cases to crack.

Every year in the United States there are 600,000 missing person reports and 4,400 sets of unidentified human remains are found. But matching the remains to the missing people is not an easy task. In the What Remains podcast we meet passionate scientists and investigators dedicating their lives to the seemingly impossible: matching missing persons to unidentified human remains and bringing resolution to families yearning for answers.

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Recent Episodes

June 29, 2022

E3 The Body Farm

Inside the science of human decomposition

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How forensic anthropology helped convict Grant Hayes of Laura Ackerman's murder

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The new approach to solving the most difficult cold cases

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Using forensic science to connect unidentified human remains to the missing and murdered

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What Happens At A Body Farm?

Find out what happens at a body farm, or human decomposition facility on episode three of the What Remains podcast

what is forensic anthropology

Forensic anthropology is the study of human remains as it relates to criminal investigations. The What Remains podcast explores the science involved in s…

Introducing the What Remains podcast

What Remains Podcast | True Crime meets forensic science to solve the oldest cold cases