Forensic Facial Imaging Expert and IAI Certified Forensic Artist Michael W. Streed has provided facial composites for several cases that have captured media 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.

For the HLN network, Michael appeared in – “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. he 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.)

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.

He also provided expert commentary on HLN about the murder of Gabby Petito. Michael provided compelling information about how a fugitive might alter his or her appearance to avoid identification and arrest by police.

To view a selection of Michael’s videos, scroll further down this page.

To read print interviews and profiles about Michael’s cases that commanded the most media attention as well as his fascinating career, select Articles, or visit his IMDB profile.

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“Unmasking A Killer” – HLN Network 2018

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“Tibet’s Stolen Child” – Garthwaite & Griffin Films 2001

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