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Forensic Sketches

On demand digital forensic sketches by our team of artists

Sketches is a partnership between LeadsOnline and ID Forensic Art, a team of veteran police officers who are also experienced forensic artists.

Types of Sketches Available

Composite drawing

This is the most common type of forensic art. The artist interviews the victim or witness, and together, they create the best possible representation of the suspect based on the victim or witness's memory.

Composite drawing with surveillance video / photo assistance

In some cases, surveillance video of the suspect may be available, and while grainy and insufficient for identification, it can serve as a powerful tool to refresh the victim or witness's memory. Working with copies of the surveillance video, the forensic artist and witness are able to develop an extremely accurate sketch of the suspect.

Identifying deceased victims: postmortem drawings and facial reconstruction

Sometimes a victim is badly wounded or decayed beyond the point of recognition. In these cases, photographs of the victim's remains are not suited for public distribution. This is where the skilled forensic artists at LeadsOnline Sketches are able to create postmortem drawing or do a facial reconstruction of the victim's skull so that the resulting sketch can be released to the public for identification purposes. For more information on how LeadsOnline Sketches can assist with such cases, please email sketches@leadsonline.com.