Michael has provided facial composites for several cases that have captured the media’s attention. His career has been profiled in newspapers and television throughout the United States and his work has appeared on:
‘America’ s Most Wanted’, ‘Unsolved Mysteries’, ID Discovery’s “Wicked Attraction: Bad Fortune.”, The History Channel and HLN.
In 2015, Michael appeared on the History Channel special, Alcatraz: Search for the Truth. The program examined new evidence leading to speculation that the Anglin Brothers (John and Clarence) survived the infamous 1962 escape from Alcatraz Penitentiary.
Michael was asked to compare prison booking photographs of the Anglin Brothers against those alleged to have been taken in the mid-1970’ s. After reviewing the photographs, he concluded that it was ‘highly-likely’ the Anglin Brothers survived their trip across the cold and treacherous San Francisco Bay. This startling revelation grabbed the attention of United States Marshal’s investigators and helped breathe new life into the decades-long investigation.
Michael appeared in HLN network’s – “Unmasking A Killer”, a five-part documentary detailing a series of unsolved murders committed by the Golden State Killer, also known as ‘GSK’ and/or ‘EARONS’ – East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker. Michael appeared in Episode 2, ‘The Pattern of a Killer’, where he provided riveting commentary about the case. (Note: Shortly after the series aired, investigators identified, and arrested, Joseph James DeAngelo after his DNA was matched through a genealogy database.)
Most recently, Michael provided expert commentary during an HLN Network special about the “Delphi Murders” providing valuable insight about a newly released sketch that authorities hope will identify the killer.