On August 1, 2021, Dr. Kathy Taylor, Forensic Anthropologist for King County and the State of Washington, passed away. For a quarter century, Dr. Taylor served the public with distinction and compassion in helping to identify human remains and reunite them with families. Her work also served as a critical link in solving criminal investigations, including the Green River Killer murders.
Following is a statement from Chief King County Medical Examiner Dr. Richard Harruff on her passing:
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Kathy Taylor. Dr. Taylor had a deep commitment to finding the missing, and putting names to the unidentified. Kathy, or KT as we often called her, also had a passion for teaching, sharing her knowledge with students, doctors, law enforcement, coroners and the public. The impact of Dr. Taylor on forensic investigation locally, regionally and nationally was profound, as was her impact on the colleagues, families, students and the countless others she touched. We will miss her.
Selected stories featuring Dr. Taylor’s work:
Originally posted August 1, 2021