Harvey Pratt,OSBI Forensic artist, assists law enforcement agencies with multiple forms of investigative-related artwork, including composite drawings, age progression updates of missing persons or dangerous fugitives, courtroom displays, postmortem drawings, and skull reconstruction. These images are used both to aid in the apprehension of criminal offenders and to assist in the identification of victims ofviolent crime.
Pratt's forensic expertise has contributed to many high profile cases: The Green River Killer (Gary Ridgeway), Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders (Gene Leroy Hart), Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole, Bobby Joe Long, The I-5 Killer (Randall Woodfield), Tommy Lynn Sells, World Trade Center 1993 bombings, Ted Bundy, Sirloin Stockade Murders (Roger Dale Stafford, Verna Stafford and Harold Stafford), Joe Fischer, Roger Wheeler murder, the Oklahoma City Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Donald Eugene Webb, Oklahoma State Fair Abducted Girls (Roy Russell Long) and Randolph Dial.
In the mid 1980's, Pratt pioneered the soft tissue postmortem reconstruction method. Using this method, the forensic artist draws or paints on the photograph of a victim to repair tissue damage or decomposition. The drawing repairs the trauma to the victim so that the final image will be more presentable when asking for law enforcement or the public's assistance in identification.
Harvey has spent over 40 years in law enforcement, completing thousands of witness description drawings and hundreds of soft tissue reconstruction. His work has assisted in thousands of arrests and hundreds of identification of unidentified human remains throughout America. Harvey is the only full-time police forensic artist in Oklahoma.