Anna W. Delaney, M.A. is the New Jersey State Police Forensic Scientist. Delaney began her career with the New Jersey State Police Office of Forensic Sciences in 2004. Over the years, Anna has worked in the Mitochondrial DNA Lab, CODIS DNA Lab, and has supervised the Forensic Anthropology Unit since 2017. Anna specializes in human osteology, odontology, non-human comparisons, skeletal trauma analysis, excavations, and exhumations. She provides training to Law Enforcement Agencies throughout New Jersey and is a guest lecturer at several Universities. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida’s Distance Learning Program. Anna also populates the NamUs database with information on New Jersey’s Unidentified cases, modifies NCIC records for missing and unidentified, and assists the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit with retrieval of medical and dental information. Anna works closely with Forensic Odontologists, Medical Examiner’s Offices, and local, state, and federal agencies.
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