NecroSearch International, Inc.

NecroSearch International, Inc. is a volunteer multidisciplinary team dedicated to assisting law enforcement in the location of clandestine graves and the recovery of evidence (including human remains) from those graves. NecroSearch also assists in the documentation and recovery of remains and associated evidence on the ground surface. Since 1988 we have assisted in over 300 cases in over 43 states and 10 foreign countries.

NecroSearch members do not charge a fee for their time, but the group requires reimbursement for expenses.

The NecroSearch mission also includes training law enforcement and other individuals who respond to outdoor scenes. The group researches the ways in which graves change over time, and the methods and technology most useful in detecting surface and subsurface features.

NecroSearch is a 501(c)3 corporation. Donations are greatly appreciated! Donations are used to purchase equipment needed to assist law enforcement, and to offset some expenses when law enforcement agencies cannot afford to reimburse NecroSearch members for all expenses. Please click here to make a donation.


Diane France






NecroSearch International recently lost a friend and mentor and one of the founders of the group. Jack G. Swanburg will be missed.