RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Forensic scientists have created facial reconstructions of two Union sailors found in the turret of the USS Monitor in hopes of identifying the men who went down with the ironclad 150 years ago.
After exhausting all forensic avenues, scientists are hopeful someone will be able to identify the faces.
The facial reconstructions are based on the skulls of the two skeletal remains. DNA testing has not found a match with any living family members.
The facial reconstructions will be publicly released on Tuesday in Washington.
If the faces fail to stir a familial tie to claim the remains, officials will appeal to the Navy to have the remains buried at Arlington National Cemetery and a monument dedicated in memory of the Monitor and its crew.
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