Our Team

We are a group of Forensic Scientists who seek to retore human dignity to those who perish on the U.S. / Mexico Border
Dr. Lori Baker
Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Lori Baker is an associate professor of anthropology at Baylor University who specializes in molecular and forensic analysis of skeletal remains. She also works internationally on the recovery and identification of remains of victims of human rights violations and assisted in the establishment of Mexico’s missing person database. She has been an invited speaker in many national and international venues such as at the Peace Palace in The Hague as part of the International Commission on Missing Persons Conference and Amnesty International. Dr. Baker has performed forensic DNA analysis of over 350 skeletal cases from 2003- 2012 of missing persons for the U.S., Mexico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Peru and Honduras resulting in the identification of over 70 individuals. She has acted as a consultant to the Attorney General of Mexican State of Chihuahua as well as to the Washington Office On Latin America, the U.S. Agency for International Development as well as to Truth Commissions in Peru and Panama.  She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and has published in national and international journals. Her work has been featured in Discovery Magazine, National Geographic, NPR, The Washington Post, USA Today, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets.

Sgt. Jim Huggins, MSFS
Deputy Director
​​Sgt. Huggins is a retired Texas Ranger and a Lecturer in Forensic Science at Baylor University.  He is a court certified expert witness in bloodstain pattern analysis, death investigation, and shooting incident reconstruction and is state certified as a Master Peace Officer, Police Instructor, Forensic Polygraph Examiner, Special Investigator and Hostage Negotiator. He was named in the top 15 CSI professors nationwide in 2013. Sgt. Huggins is a character in over 12 fictional Texas Ranger novels and a cast member of a proposed reality TV show about cold case homicides.



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