Forensic Science Project

by Michael
(North Carolina)

I am doing a project for my forensic science class, and we are to give a biological profile on a set of bones. The project has a back story. The bones were found outside of a house where a woman was missing. The husband was known to be abusive, so the Police suspect the bones belong to his wife.

Here is my question. He wife's living identification lists her as 5'4'', and a whopping 250lbs. The bones are confusing me since I see a lot of male traits. I'm wondering, how much does this woman's large body weight affect the size and shape of her bones?

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