Thursday, December 13, 2007
Death Expert Discusses Tennessee Corpse Farm, Harry Houdini: "For more than four decades, Bill Bass has been one of the top death experts in the United States. He's best known for developing the Body Farm, a 2.5-acre plot of land in Tennessee filled with some 150 corpses in various states of decay. The farm -- officially known as the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility -- allows scientists to study decomposition and make better estimates of time of death in criminal cases. In an interview with Wired News, the 79-year-old forensic anthropologist and co-author of the new book Beyond the Body Farm described the lessons learned from his seemingly macabre corpse farm, and previewed his upcoming exhumation of the world's greatest escape artist."
Posted by SM Schwartz at 9:19 AM