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The FACES Lab
227 Howe-Russell Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone: (225) 578-4761
Fax: (225) 578-4794
E-mail: faces@lsu.edu
Web: www.lsu.edu/faceslab

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About IdentifyLA and the FACES Lab

Anthropologists at the LSU Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES) Lab, working together with scientists at a Louisiana Criminalistics laboratory, began the LA Repository for Missing and Unidentified Persons Information Program with the aim of providing a database that will be used to help identify and resolve Louisiana's cases of unidentified remains and missing persons. The law, Louisiana Act 227 (LA Rev Stat § 15:651-662), can be downloaded in PDF format here.

With the cooperation of law enforcement agencies throughout the state, the goals of the project are to:
  • Systematically visit law enforcement agencies throughout Louisiana to collect data on unidentified remains and missing persons.
  • Provide a centralized location for data on unidentified remains and missing persons from Louisiana.
  • Include biological and DNA profiles on unidentified remains and missing persons from Louisiana at no expense to law enforcement agencies.

Law Enforcement: Please contact us if any information on this website needs to be updated or if you would like to add new cases.

The FACES Staff

Ginesse A. Listi, Director/Assistant Research Professor

Ginesse A. Listi completed a bachelor's degree in General Studies at LSU in 1994 and a master's degree in Anthropology at LSU in 1997. She completed her PhD in Anthropology from Tulane University in May 2008. She worked at the LSU FACES Laboratory as a research associate and assistant to Mary H. Manhein from 1995 to 1999. She returned to the FACES Lab in 2001, where she assists in all aspects of forensic case work and related research. She is a member of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, the Paleopathology Association, and the Physical Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Telephone: 225-578-3906
Email: glisti1@nospam.com@lsu.edu


Teresa V. Wilson, Assistant Director/Assistant Research Professor

Teresa V. Wilson completed a bachelor's degree in Anthropology at Northern Arizona University in 2007 and a master's degree in Anthropology at LSU in 2009. She completed her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Arkansas in May 2014. Teresa worked at the LSU FACES Laboratory as a Research Associate from 2009 to 2010. She returned to the FACES Lab as an Assistant Professor of Research in 2014, where she assists in forensic case work, conducts research, and supervises the Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing Persons Information Program. She is a member of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, the Paleopathology Association, the American Schools of Oriental Research, and the Physical Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Telephone: 225-578-4761
Email: tvwilson@nospam.com@lsu.edu


Maria Allaire, Repository Assistant/Research Associate

Maria Allaire completed a bachelor's degree in Anthropology in 1997 at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. In 2002, she completed a master's degree in Anthropology at LSU. Her thesis was the first postmortem interval research for Southwest Colorado and was conducted at elevations between 6500 to 11,100 feet. She has 19 years in law enforcement and 7 years with a coroner's office. She began working at the LSU FACES Laboratory in August 2006 as a research associate. She is involved with the Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing Persons Information Program. She is a member of the Anthropology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Telephone: 225-578-4775
Email: mallaire@nospam.com@lsu.edu




Emily F. Wiegers, Laboratory Assistant/Research Associate

Emily F. Wiegers completed a bachelor's degree in Anthropology at Queens College of the City University of New York in May 2011. In May 2017, she completed her master's degree in Anthropology at LSU. Her thesis research pertained to language use and influences on linguistic register in forensic settings. In May 2017, she joined the LSU FACES Laboratory where she assists in all aspects of forensic case work and related research. She is a member of the Anthropology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Telephone: 225-578-7864
Email: ewiege1@nospam.com@lsu.edu


Larry Livaudais, Imaging Specialist/Research Associate

Larry Livaudais completed a BA in Advertising Design (with a concentration in illustration) from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1986 and an MFA in Graphic Design (with a focus on multi-disciplinary approaches to art and design) from the University of Florida in 1996. In addition, he pursued 3 years of postgraduate coursework in humanities and painting from Southeastern Louisiana University, 1989 to 1992. He joins the FACES Lab in 2014 as an imaging specialist specializing in forensic facial reconstruction.
Telephone: 225-578-3750
Email: llivaud@nospam.com@lsu.edu