Deep in the heart of the Australian countryside lies Australia’s first human decomposition facility, or body farm, as it is otherwise known. Forensic scientist Shari Forbes knows firsthand what goes on the in the facility.
The farm is home to 100 dead bodies which are exposed to the elements so the scientists can observe them over a long period of time. The scientists look at things like bug activity and odor to help them with their criminal investigations.
Forbes said, “Some of our research focuses on enhancing our ability to search and locate victim remains, such as the use of cadaver detection dogs. Other aspects of our research will focus on the identification of the victim, whether that be through fingertips, DNA or the use of isotopes.”
These bodies have directly helped investigations in the U.S.
The bodies which have been donated to science have definitely changed the way the forensic industry approaches their research. They have been in use since about 1970. Before the use of human bodies, pigs were used to help pathologists understand how putrefaction.
Mad World News reports:
At a secret location, deep in Australia’s Blue Mountains, lie one-hundred rotting corpses in cages. All of the dead bodies have one shocking purpose that ties directly with back to the United States, and it isn’t for the squeamish.