U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Estimating Age of Death from Subadult Remains (Part Two)

NCJ Number
Date Published
July 2023

This podcast episode provides the second half of a conversation with Kyra Stull, an anthropologist and forensic researcher, and Danielle McLeod-Henning, a physical scientist, with host Jim Dawson; a link to part one is provided.


This “Justice Today” podcast episode is part two of a discussion on the resolution of the problem of estimating the age and sex of subadult skeletal remains, through the advancement in understanding of the growth and development patterns in young peoples’ skeletons. Kyra Stull, an anthropologist and forensic researcher at University of Nevada, Reno, along with Danielle McLeod-Henning, a physical scientist at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), join the host, Jim Dawson, for the episode. The guests discuss their research, including a database called KidStats, which has become an international mother hub for statistical methods aimed at helping improve the subadult (people under 20 years of age) biological profiles. Another tool discussed by the podcasters is the Ontogenetic Subadult Sex Estimation System.

Date Published: July 1, 2023