Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee has joined Las Vegas as the only two U.S. cities who have a website featuring the real pictures of their unidentified dead.
They hope this will help them solve some of their cold cases instead of just relying on sketches and those creepy clay models that leave you standing in the furthest depths of uncanny valley.
If the site of dead adults, infants and fetuses in varying states of decay are your thing, then head on over to the Milwaukee medical examiner’s unidentified persons site and take a gander. For those of you with weak stomachs, let me warn you as these are the real deal and some of it is fascinasty™.
But no worries if you accidentally click the link, as your desktop won’t immediately be flooded with images of bloated corpses. Forensic investigator Michael Simley is aware of the sensitive nature of the photographs and places more than enough warnings on the site before you actually get to the meat.
Smiley is also aware of how desperate this seems, but says that in the 17 cases featured, they have simply run out of options. Since sketches and clay composites can be inaccurate (and creepy as hell), he decided the actual photos were a necessity.
“Nothing quite describes a face like a picture of a face,” he said. Even if the face belonged to someone who had been floating face-down in the Milwaukee River for three months.
“They were born with a name, and they deserve to have that name in death,” Simley said.Tags: Cold Case, Crime, Jane Doe, John Doe, Milwaukee, Wisconsin