Law Enforcement Agencies to Honor Forensic Anthropologist May 7

May 6, 1999

Central Texas law enforcement agencies will honor Dr. Susan Maki-Wallace, assistant professor of anthropology at Baylor University, at 11:45 a.m. Friday in Knox Hall at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. For her volunteer service to law enforcement, Maki-Wallace will be presented with an award and a letter of commendation from Gov. George W. Bush, as well as letters of appreciation from various law enforcement agencies including the Lampasas County Sheriff's Office, the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, the Robinson Police Department and the Texas Rangers.

"This is so exciting. I am just so thankful to be of service to law enforcement," said Maki-Wallace.

Maki-Wallace, who is a forensic anthropologist, has provided forensic assistance to law enforcement agencies on a number of murder cases. In October 1998, she helped law enforcement officers recover the remains of Regina Moore, one of Kenneth McDuff's victims.

Forensic anthropologists study human remains that can't be identified because of advanced decomposition. Maki-Wallace often is called by law enforcement agencies when skeletal remains are discovered. Currently, Maki-Wallace is one of only four forensic anthropologists in Texas.

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