Cold Case Identification in Arizona

“There’s often an interesting combination of objects. Mostly it is the normal stuff that anyone would take with them on a trip — toothpaste, socks, snacks, water. But then there are these very personal items — photographs of loved ones, handwritten notes from family members, kids’ drawings.”
— Anthropologist Robin Reineke helps identify and contact the families of people who died while trying to cross the US/Mexico border, and she describes what it’s like for the BBC News Magazine. Photographer Jonathan Hollingsworth — whose book, ‘Left Behind: Life and Death Along the US Border,’ is out now — provides images. (And there’s a movie tie-in, too.) It’s a great, sad read.

[Thanks, Simone!]