Forensic experts want volunteers to donate their CORPSES to Britain's first body farm

  • Anna Williams

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Scientists are hoping to study on Britain's first 'body farm' if plans for the outdoor, open-air grave site are accepted.


Dr Anna Williams, an anthropologist at Huddersfield University, is in talks with the Human Tissue Authority, while the Home Office said its officials are 'considering' the idea.

'The benefits to science would help us in a number of ways,' she said.

'We would be able to more accurately know when someone died, as well as being able to identify potential criminals, say from fingerprints or DNA on decomposed skin.'

Period28 May 2018

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