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Forensic Sketch Artist Understands Victims’ Desire for Justice

Houston Police Department forensic artist Lois Gibson has been drawing criminals’ faces for 33 years. In 2004, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized her work as the record holder for “most criminals positively identified due to the composites of one artist.” She admits other forensic artists probably have a higher record, but she’s the […]

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Houston Police Department forensic artist Lois Gibson has been drawing criminals' faces for 33 years.

In 2004, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized her work as the record holder for "most criminals positively identified due to the composites of one artist."

She admits other forensic artists probably have a higher record, but she's the only who has documented every sketch that has led to an arrest.

Gibson tells Houston Matters' Edel Howlin about her work.

MORE: The Art of Crime (Houstonia Magazine, Aug. 4, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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