Skin-crawling discovery: ‘body farm’ scientists find corpses move

CAIRNS, Australia -- An Australian scientist has proved that human bodies move around significantly for more than a year after death, in findings that could have implications for detectives and

14.9.2019

An Australian scientist has proved that human bodies move around significantly for more than a year after death, in findings that could have implications for detectives and pathologists around the world.

CAIRNS, Australia -- An Australian scientist has proved that human bodies move around significantly for more than a year after death, in findings that could have implications for detectives and

After studying and photographing the movements of a corpse over 17-months, Alyson Wilson told AFP on Friday that she found humans don’t exactly rest in peace.

“We think the movements relate to the process of decomposition, as the body mummifies and the ligaments dry out,” she said.

Officially known as the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER), the farm is carrying out pioneering research into post-mortem movement.

A better understanding of these movements and the rate of decomposition could be used by police to estimate time of death more accurately.

A better understanding of post mortem movement could also help to reduce the incorrect cause of death or misinterpretation of a crime scene.

“I was fascinated with death from a child and was always interested in how the body breaks down after death.”

Read more: Inquirer

Skin-crawling discovery: 'body farm' scientists find corpses move

Skin-crawling discovery: 'body farm' scientists find corpses moveAfter studying and photographing the movements of a corpse over 17 months, Alyson Wilson says she found humans don't exactly rest in peace

Skin-crawling discovery: 'body farm' scientists find corpses move

Skin-crawling discovery: 'body farm' scientists find corpses moveAfter studying and photographing the movements of a corpse over 17 months, Alyson Wilson says she found humans don't exactly rest in peace

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