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Author Mary Manhein Interview (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-11-30

Duration: 00:06:04

Subjects: Manhein, Mary H. (Mary Huffman) | Authors | Forensic anthropology


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Manhein, Mary Interviewee


This segment from the November 30, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Mary Manhein, an author and retired forensic anthropologist known as “The Bone Lady.” She discusses: her interest in writing; her latest children’s book, “Claire Carter: The Mystery of the Bones in the Drainpipe”; her new publishing company, Os Liber Press; her work at the LSU FACES Laboratory; their creation of a database of all of the missing people in Louisiana; and their success at solving cold cases.