Idaho State University Professor Sara Getz gets a call and hits the road. In her vehicle, she keeps evidence bags, gloves, tools for cleaning remains, laboratory forms, casting supplies and more.

Getz runs the university’s forensic anthropology lab and works with law enforcement agencies throughout Idaho and Utah to examine remains believed to be human and to help in their efforts to identify their remains and, when possible, to bring closure to families who never knew what happened to the loved ones.

Reporter Johnathan Hogan can be reached at 208-542-6746.

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