BiographyNatalie Murry is a U.S. forensic artist residing in Texas. Though trained and proficient in hand-rendering, Natalie has been a driving force in an ongoing movement to develop and refine digital means of generating forensic art services. The majority of her forensic work is created using professional art software with a stylus and a Wacom Cintiq tablet. As a former law enforcement officer for ten years, Natalie’s background in interview and interrogation, criminal investigations, and evidence handling add depth to her forensic art expertise.
Currently, Natalie works freelance as Natalie Murry Forensic Art. She draws facial reconstructions and postmortem renderings for the King County Medical Examiner’s Office in Seattle. She also serves as Vice President and Lead Artist at ID Forensic Art, offering a remote composite service nationwide to law enforcement agencies through LeadsOnline, the largest online investigative system in the US. This artwork is done entirely digitally, allowing the artist to interview victims and witnesses and complete their composite over an internet connection. In this way, ID Forensic Art can provide forensic art services to any law enforcement agency in the US, many of which have never had access to a forensic artist.
Natalie has taught workshops at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Arizona, the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University (FACTS), and by request to police departments nationwide.
In 2019, Natalie joined the Cold Case Unit at Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in Georgetown Texas as an investigator and forensic artist. When she did a new digital image on the cold case of Orange Socks, a homicide victim who had been unidentified since 1979, the drawing led to an identification within weeks.
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By: Natalie Murry
Subjects: Forensics & Criminal Justice