College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Making a murderer

An exclusive podcast on the facial reconstruction of the infamous Cramond killer.

Face of John Howison

In the second of our exclusive podcasts, we tell the story of  how the University of Edinburgh, the City of Edinburgh Council and Cramond Heritage Trust collaborated on a unique project using forensic techniques to re-create the face of 19th century Edinburgh murderer John Howison.

The life-like profile of Howison is exhibited next to a replica of his skull in a free display  at Cramond’s Maltings Interpretation Centre until the end of September.