07-29-2011, 07:07 AM #1
Sculptor Frank Bender, 70, helped bring many to justice
I know this probably belongs in the up to the minute forum, but since so few outside of the UID forum are likely familiar with Frank Benders work I thought I'd post here. Mods pls move if necessary.
FRANK BENDER, who helped identify hundreds of victims of violence and bring many of the perpetrators to justice over a long career as a forensic sculptor, was confronted by his greatest challenge that fall of 2000.
He had to sculpt a face where there was no face.
Told it was impossible to create something out of nothing, Bender rose to the challenge. He loved a challenge, and often used not only his artistic, but his self-proclaimed psychic powers, to bring off the impossible.
He died yesterday at age 70 of cancer - the disease that was supposed to have killed him more than a year ago.
Full article at link (long but well worth the read):
Thank you for all the work you did for the unidentified Frank, you had a truly amazing gift. You will be missed. Sleep peacefully.~JMO~
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07-29-2011, 07:37 AM #2
Rest in Peace, Frank. I'd like to think he has now met those he helped identify up in Heaven.<-- Watched one too many Hanna-Barbera "teenage detective" cartoons as a kid.
07-29-2011, 09:07 AM #3Registered User
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I've been a great admirer of Mr. Bender's work for quite a while. I often wondered what it would be like to study under him.
He will certainly be greatly missed, I don't think there was any way to thank him enough for all that he discovered he could do and assisted with. One of the truly great people.
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07-29-2011, 01:44 PM #4I may lean, but I sit on a fence
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He will be missed. I just heard the news on Twitter myself and posted it in the Up To The Minute thread, before I saw this. Such a loss.
07-29-2011, 01:59 PM #5
May he rest in peace....
07-29-2011, 02:02 PM #6
07-30-2011, 03:19 AM #7Registered User
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A great loss.
RIP Frank."Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment."~ Dot Parker
07-30-2011, 09:11 AM #8
RIP Mr Bender. You were instrumental in the capture of John ListEngland's dancing days are done...
07-30-2011, 01:42 PM #9
R.I.P Mr Bender.
08-02-2011, 11:42 PM #10
Farewell to a healing artist.
Although I can't find a link this was in our Daily News today.
Services for Frank Bender, internationally known forensic sculptor who died July 28, will be at 1 pm Aug. 9 at the National Cemetery in Washington Crossing. Donations may be made for the benefit of veterans and their families through USA.org.
God speed Mr. Bender. RIP
08-03-2011, 03:55 AM #11
He was a very gifted man and used his gift to help so many. My you rest in peace.A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.
Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.
Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.
Suspect in the murders of:
5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA
Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ
Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
P.O. Box 29540
Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
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