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Hi. Is “put a face to these people” related to the expression “to put a face with a name” ?
We identified the shooter. When we ran his fingerprints, he popped up on two other related cases. We're digging into his financials, travel records. Linkage. Not only can we now put a face to these people, but we know they're communicating. And how. I'd say that's an impressive day's work. Which brings me to this.
It is similar, but I would use 'put a face to a name' for a person I had got to know through letters, email, etc, before meeting, so this usage seems less social and more suited to the context of tracking criminals.