Ok, so I've obviously asked crime questions before. This is more of the same. The question is... say someone dies and their ID is gone and their DNA isn't in the system, etc. How long could it possibly take for the forensic people to figure out the persons ID? I know on all of the TV shows they always figure it out in mere hours, but I don't want to assume that's the norm. And really what I'm asking is what do you guys think would be the longest plausible time they would keep trying to look before they just gave up? Only a few days? A week? A few weeks? Or perhaps a month after the crime they decide to look over evidence with fresh eyes to see if they could get anywhere on the persons ID.