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Lois Gibson was a Kansas girl trying to suss out her dreams in Los Angeles as a model and dancer in 1970 when she was attacked and left for dead.

That’s what led to the unconventional way she decided to become a forensic artist.

Gibson 68, has helped police across the country identify more than 1,000 suspects since the late 1980s through her charcoal sketches. Recently, she was the forensic artist responsible for rendering the likeness of "Little Jacob," a toddler who washed up on the beach in Galveston in October without having been reported missing.

On June 20, authorities confimed the child was four-year-old Jayden Lopez. His mother, Rebecca Rivera, 34, and her girlfriend, Dania Sarai Amezquita Gomez, 31, were arrested this week in relation to the murder.

Lopez is one of many people Gibson's work has helped.


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