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April 2013 Detective of the Month

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office congratulates April’s Detective of the Month, Officer Amy Dobbs.

A two-year long investigation led by Officer Dobbs culminated in the identification of skeletal remains found on January 12, 1982. To identify the victim, Officer Dobbs had pictures of a facial reconstruction regressed in age by LSU FACES Laboratory and enlisted the help of the Smithsonian’s OUSS/MCI Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Laboratory to conduct Stable Isotopes testing. After family recognized the victim from the media’s coverage of her investigation, Officer Dobbs gathered DNA samples from relatives of the victim and the remains were positively identified on April 8th.

Officer Dobbs began volunteering with the KCSO in January 2011 until she was hired in April 2011.



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