BROADCAST DATE : Jan 26, 2020

Who are they? Reconstructing faces of the dead

Fifteen students, one instructor and one RCMP officer are on a mission to put a name and identity to 15 lost individuals. The Fifth Estate follows Cpl. Charity Sampson on a journey to the New York Academy of Art with 15 replica skulls in a last-ditch effort to identify remains found in British Columbia and Nova Scotia between 1972 and 2016. Over a five-day period, the students in a forensic sculpture workshop reconstructed the faces of the 15 unidentified men. It's a program that has had success in the United States. Since we started this story, one of the men, whose body was found in Nova Scotia, has been identified as a New Brunswick man.