Forensic sculptor Frank Bender dies at 70

    Frank Bender died yesterday, a year after doctors gave him months to live. The Philadelphia-born and -based forensic sculptor was known for the hand-molded busts he made to help identify unknown murder victims.

    Bender, 70, died from complications of pleural mesothelioma, a chest cancer. He worked with America’s Most Wanted and the Vidocq Society, making between 40 and 50 busts of unidentified murder victims.

    You can read his full obituary in the Inquirer.

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