forensic anthropology

Clyde Snow
Oklahoma Educational Television Authority

Clyde Snow, a forensic anthropologist who worked on cases ranging from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to mass graves in Argentina, has died. He was 86.

Snow's wife, Jerry Snow, told The Associated Press her husband died Friday morning at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma. Jerry Snow says her husband had lung cancer and emphysema.

Snow examined mass graves in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Croatia. He often helped build criminal cases against government leaders who carried out the killings.

He also assisted in identifying victims of the Oklahoma City bombing and the remains of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Jerry Snow says her husband will be remembered most for his great sense of humor and dedication to human rights.