"The Bone Lady" visiting McNeese tonight - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

"The Bone Lady" visiting McNeese tonight

Mary Manhein is known as the Bone Lady.

And tonight, she's coming to McNeese State University to share stories about her life as a forensic anthropologist.

Manhein is the director of the Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES) Laboratory at LSU. She's also the author of two books and has worked on more than 1,000 forensic cases in her career.

She helped identify the beheaded toddler known for years at "Precious Doe." She also worked to identify the remains of those killed in the Columbia space shuttle crash and was involved in the hunting for two serial killers who terrorized the Baton Rouge area for years.

Manhein will present a free lecture tonight at 6 p.m. at Baker Auditorium in Farrar Hall on the MSU campus.

The event is sponsored by the McNeese Society of Forensic Science.

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