Florida To Open its Own Body Farm For Forensics Study

March 3, 2017

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Perhaps not as family friendly as a new theme park, Florida is set to open a new body farm. The state has announced the opening of a new outdoor forensic research facility in Pasco County and the 7th such farm in the nation.  The Florida Forensic Institute for Research, Security and Tactical Training (FIRST) will allow forensic research to study how human bodies decompose and potentially help begin to solve some of the nearly 16,000 cold cases in the Sunshine State.  Florida's body farm will also serve as a training ground for K9, ballistics and remote sensing, among other cutting-edge forensic techniques. The original body farm was founded at the University of Tennessee in 1994.  Since then, other farms have been opened to simulate different environments.  This is the second attempt to open a body farm and its location close to the University of South Florida’s already popular body donation program should insure there are plenty of cases to study.

SOURCE: Forbes

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