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Composite Sketcher

Composite Sketcher

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Daniel Zwerdling talks to Detective Rick Sexton, the composite sketch artist for Fairfax county police about how he goes about sketching a suspect based on witness accounts. Sexton says he very often waits to interview people for a sketch until they're more calm and relaxed, even if that means they forget a few details about a suspects appearance.