Artist puts a face on crime

Suspect sketch
This is just one of the many suspect sketches Marcia Cummings has composed during her 20 years as a forensic artist for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Marcia Cummings

Marcia Cummings uses art to help solve crime. As the state's only full-time forensic artist, she creates the police sketches that appear in papers and on the TV news.

Reporter Nikki Tundel met up with Cummings to find out what it takes to turn eyewitness descriptions into portraits of criminals.

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