Media Stories on AARC

The Applied Anatomical Research Center programs, faculty, students, and participants have been featured in local and national media. Here is a sample of the stories that have been published in print and on television about the facility, its research, its training, its assistance to local law enforcement, and the people that make it all possible.


Robin's Story

In 2012, Robin Steffens of Huntsville decided to donate his body to AARC after discovering he had terminal liver cancer. He wanted to share his story in hopes that others would consider a gift to advance education in forensic science. Here is Robin’s story, which appeared on KTRK-TV.


Other News Stories

Police seek help identifying skeletal remains
06/26/12. Houston Community Newspaper
Story on skeletal remains found in Pearland mentions that SHSU will evaluate the remains.

Women who died years ago still a mystery
06/21/12 KTRK News (Houston)
Story about skeletal remains found in Pearland that were sent to SHSU for analysis.

AARC Donors Remembered
05/20/12. Huntsville Item
Story on AARC Memorial Service.

SHSU Professor Solves Murder Mystery
03/04/12. Huntsville Item
Story on Burned Body Case at AARC.

Bodies burned on a farm north of Houston help detectives solve crimes
02/22/12 KHOU-TV
Story on Burned Body Case at AARC.

Testing of bones found by hunters in forest to take "at least" a month
09/24/11 The Woodlands Village (Houston Community News)
Story mentions SHSU assistance on line search.

SHSU forensic scientists hold special memorial service
06/06/11 Huntsville Item
Story on AARC Memorial Service

Down on the Body Farm: Inside the Dirty World of Forensic Science
12/02/10. The Atlantic
Story mentions AARC