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Clyde Snow (b. January 7, 1928 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a well known U.S. forensic anthropologist. Some of his skeletal confirmations include John F. Kennedy, victims of John Wayne Gacy, King Tutankhamun, victims of the Oklahoma City bombing, and Dr. Josef Mengele.

Snow started his higher education at the New Mexico Military Institute were he earned an Associated Degree. He then flunked out of Southern Methodist University. After that he attended Eastern New Mexico University to earn his Bachelor's Degree. His master's degree in Zoology was then earned at Texas Technical University. Finally he attended University of Arizona and achieved his Ph.D. in Anthropology.

In 1968, Snow became the head of the department of Forensic Anthropology at Civil Aeromedical Institute. By 1972, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences recognized forensic work as a specialty of anthropology.

Since 1979, Snow turned his focus to forensics exclusively. He worked with various human rights groups and brought to attention mass graves of civilians in Argentina, and spent five years training many of the founding members of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense, EAAF). So far at least five officers in Argentina were convicted partially due to Snow's work in the mass graves. The success of this mission led to the creation of Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Team as well when survivors of the Guatemalan Civil War sought his help in 1991.

In 1991, Snow traveled to San Vicente, Bolivia, to carry out a search for the remains of the American outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. However the exact location of the grave was unknown at least to within some yards, and the grave excavated transpired to contain the remains of a German miner named Gustav Zimmer. Alas no remains were found whose DNA matched that of Parker and Longabaugh's families.

In 1997, Snow worked on mass graves found in the territory of the former Yugoslavia. Snow also participated in a re-enactment of an excavation of Butch Masters in Illinois that aired on The Discovery Channel episode Science Detectives on Discover Magazine.[1]

In 2004, Snow appeared on the Unsolved History documentary television series episode Hunting Nazis on The Discovery Channel.[2]

As of 2005, Snow lives with his wife near Oklahoma City. He continues teaching at the University of Oklahoma, and he also does occasional lectures for Forensic Science organizations and law enforcement personnel.

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