Decomposing Bodies to Solve Cold Case Murders

  • Published on Jun 5, 2019
  • The number of missing persons and unidentified remains in the United States has been called “the nation’s silent mass disaster” by the National Institute of Justice. Since 1980, there have been 250,000 recorded unsolved homicides in the United States, and due to lack of funding and support for forensic research and law enforcement training, that number continues to grow.
    Scientists at the Institute for Forensic Anthropology & Applied Sciences at the University of South Florida are looking to change all of that through their work at USF’s Facility for Outdoor Research and Training (FORT). On this “body farm”, scientists and law enforcement officials come together to exchange knowledge about how bodies decompose in Florida’s subtropical environment in the hopes of creating new processes to solve some of the nation’s cold cases.
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Comments • 3 497

  • Parrish Colquitt
    Parrish Colquitt 2 hours ago

    Was that dude eating a donut a few feet away from a bloated maggot covered corps. I mean the donuts were out on the table in the open air ...that dude must really really love donuts .

  • Depressed Hombre
    Depressed Hombre 2 hours ago

    Why are these people still using windows XP? They’re using XP with facial reconstruction software! No wonder there’s 450 new cold cases every year

  • David Boston
    David Boston 3 hours ago

    Is this place accepting applications

  • Auggie101
    Auggie101 13 hours ago

    I hope one day I can produce on this level, I give mad props to everyone who contributes to Vices video like these.

  • Bianca Bloom
    Bianca Bloom 17 hours ago

    Just sitting down to have my dinner.
    Good choice.

  • Joshua Oana
    Joshua Oana 23 hours ago

    This video is Logan Paul suicide forest on another level

  • Bailey Tabaracci
    Bailey Tabaracci Day ago +1

    Donut picnic out in the decomposing yard...yum

  • Md Shakib Shake
    Md Shakib Shake Day ago

    Yes very dengart video please .I am not a agree with me .I am praud my shelf.


    Must smell wonderful out there.....

  • Freddy Marcel-Marcum

    Most homicides are black guy killing black people, case solved.

  • Brittani Cc
    Brittani Cc Day ago


  • Richard Doherty
    Richard Doherty Day ago


  • cameron nataucappo

    I could not watch this but fuck that place must be really haunted a bunch of suffering souls not being able to go to the other side forever suffering where they died

  • Tomasi Bakani
    Tomasi Bakani Day ago

    That body farm is probably legit haunted now. Good place to do paranormal exploration and investigation! 👽😈👻🤡

  • Khoi Le
    Khoi Le 2 days ago

    baha I live in Tampa 😂💀

  • Baron Kazhmir
    Baron Kazhmir 2 days ago

    *damien hirst has entered the chat*

  • ไม่ประสงค์ ออกนาม

    When I kill someone and no nothing have an idea where I would leave the body so I just throw into there - ^ -

  • Darryl P
    Darryl P 4 days ago

    donut and pizza party on a body farm. cool.

  • Fayssal Negro
    Fayssal Negro 5 days ago +1

    مفيهاش بشاعة اكثر من هذه

  • Goo gle
    Goo gle 5 days ago

    bodies with the security

  • Captain Catbug
    Captain Catbug 5 days ago

    *Logan Paul enters the chat

  • Connor P
    Connor P 5 days ago

    I hate this girls voice

  • Roger Merin
    Roger Merin 6 days ago

    Great work guys .. keep working ..
    Not knowing is truly worse than knowing the horrific of a loved one !!
    Love from India!

  • rahul Rathi
    rahul Rathi 6 days ago

    ये अजीब है । और भयावय हैं ।

  • Mandela Onchwati
    Mandela Onchwati 6 days ago

    Good work vice

    MOHEGAN Joe 6 days ago

    My dad was murderd n I never seen justice it made me lose my rights as a Native American

  • Vivek varun
    Vivek varun 7 days ago

    Sad. But reality. Necessary for forensic science.

  • areza yadda
    areza yadda 7 days ago

    What a cool place to have a job!

  • Tyler Nicholls
    Tyler Nicholls 7 days ago

    "it's not really freaking me out anymore" he bellows a forced docile laugh. Remember, laughing and comedic valuation is part of the coping process! I bet he's had some crazy dreams

  • Reid Wolfe
    Reid Wolfe 7 days ago

    Very interesting thanks!

  • Extra Seuche
    Extra Seuche 7 days ago

    Man i´m hungry for a Turkey Sandwitch now

  • Malcolm австралийский русский хакер

    We have one in Australia and another in my area been set up at the moment

  • Rob Will
    Rob Will 9 days ago

    So you donate your body just to get thrown in a field yaay sighn me up

  • Rob Will
    Rob Will 9 days ago +1

    This is why i watch vice 💪🏿

  • hubertthe4th
    hubertthe4th 10 days ago

    So this is what USF is using my tuition for.

  • Holly Marie
    Holly Marie 10 days ago +1

    This makes me think of Bones and I love it! So so SO cool!!!!!

  • Meriem Ennhiri
    Meriem Ennhiri 12 days ago

    Traduction in french plize

  • beast mode muscle
    beast mode muscle 12 days ago +2

    Really dope documentary

  • Maxwell Ruiz
    Maxwell Ruiz 12 days ago

    Never mind I actually pushed play and boom! There is was 🥳

  • Maxwell Ruiz
    Maxwell Ruiz 12 days ago

    Is this the body farm?

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey 13 days ago

    I have no problem donating my body to this I'm dead anyway, no use of that carcass to be taking space.

    REALISTIC_MAYO 13 days ago

    Bruh this really makes my stummy hurt 😿😿😿

  • Ivana Humpálot
    Ivana Humpálot 13 days ago +1

    11:20 man caught carrying an invisible carpet.

  • Girl Gone Rogue
    Girl Gone Rogue 17 days ago

    Shoutout to these badass women, who are scientists.

  • deem rock
    deem rock 17 days ago +1

    So basically they watch dead bodies rotting away yeah Science is crazy but this video was very interesting

  • Mother May I
    Mother May I 18 days ago

    “Is this person...that big?” What are you 12? 🙄

  • Kai_9yu 0506
    Kai_9yu 0506 19 days ago

    Why the hell I'm watching this? 😭😭 Now I feel I'm about to throw up the shit outta me.

  • Chelsea Fraider
    Chelsea Fraider 19 days ago +2

    This is the type of content I live for, building my knowledge and learning from it. For us that don’t have the opportunity to study or the resources to learn these things I search for content like this for an insight into the world of forensics. Would love to see more videos like this! 👏🏼

  • FortniteDen
    FortniteDen 19 days ago

    Body’s lying there!!!! Just Burry then and let them be in peace ffs

  • FortniteDen
    FortniteDen 19 days ago

    This shouldn’t be on TVclip

  • Дмитрий Барахов

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  • Дмитрий Барахов

    Безнравных СУК!!!

  • Дмитрий Барахов

    Давайте этих жирных СУК ЗАВОЮЕМ!

  • Дмитрий Барахов


  • Дмитрий Барахов

    Я их за Людей не считаю(!

  • Дмитрий Барахов

    Дорогие представьте что бы мы это делали!

  • Дмитрий Барахов

    Только говно с сша могут так издиватся над умершими. А потом жалуются.....!(((

  • Valerie Mendoza
    Valerie Mendoza 20 days ago

    Give yourself to science they say..
    Um ok

  • The Light One
    The Light One 20 days ago

    Stephen king has entered the chat.

  • The Light One
    The Light One 20 days ago +1

    TVclip jaman now

  • Leghari Leghari
    Leghari Leghari 22 days ago


  • Leghari Leghari
    Leghari Leghari 22 days ago


  • Dirtman707
    Dirtman707 23 days ago

    The sheriff doesn’t even flinch at the smell

  • Ivinn
    Ivinn 23 days ago +1

    This is what I like about Vice. The information, knowledge you didn't know outside seen on TVclip.

  • ISLAM is Satan's masterpiece - est satanique

    i swear i saw this video before...

  • Sarah K M
    Sarah K M 24 days ago +2

    Love this video. Love her and love the way she speaks, so much knowledge

  • Teneisha Timothy
    Teneisha Timothy 24 days ago +2

    Yes vice this is content we want !!! Wow I never knew about this

  • AmericanPatriot 1776
    AmericanPatriot 1776 25 days ago

    The background music is distracting and unnecessary.

  • AmericanPatriot 1776
    AmericanPatriot 1776 25 days ago +2

    Forensics is so fascinating and intense.

  • NBAK D
    NBAK D 25 days ago +1

    make video on flint or detroit

  • Peachy Squirrely
    Peachy Squirrely 25 days ago +1

    This was an amazing video! Cool technology!

  • Eiby Velasquez
    Eiby Velasquez 25 days ago

    Lmao, I just saw a video called “Not to search up on google “.

  • hnilove
    hnilove 25 days ago

    This is stressful

  • justin zhang
    justin zhang 26 days ago +2

    This film opens my eyes,that is the story vice need to cover

  • Sam Swingle
    Sam Swingle 26 days ago

    How do they expect people to know that they found their loved ones body years after they’ve gone missing? There needs to be more awareness somehow

  • بو فيصل
    بو فيصل 27 days ago

    جيت من الانستقرام و ليتني ما جيت

  • Natalie Lee
    Natalie Lee 27 days ago

    This is the hard hitting content I expect from Vice not that other crap you been putting out about blood cookies!!

  • The Mariner Guitarist
    The Mariner Guitarist 27 days ago

    As there were no rituals performed by burying them in ground, Can there be ghosts here?

  • Mark Ermita
    Mark Ermita 27 days ago

    How about necrophilia?

  • The Mariner Guitarist
    The Mariner Guitarist 27 days ago

    Vice is good

  • turnbuckles1
    turnbuckles1 27 days ago

    A tad late for the sidearms, they’re all dead

  • Ashgang Tv
    Ashgang Tv 27 days ago

    It's our future

  • Tomas Zuluaga
    Tomas Zuluaga 27 days ago

    Im 50% sure walking dead make- up artist went here to get some references and inspiration for the serie

  • ashley fowlkes
    ashley fowlkes 27 days ago

    This is weird

  • Angelina_mia Dugar
    Angelina_mia Dugar 27 days ago

    Thanks guys , I was eating actually.....

    • Petit Nicolas
      Petit Nicolas 23 days ago

      eats meanwhile clicks on *DECOMPOSING BODIES TO SOLVE CASES* "oh fuck you guys"

  • Dorian Mcnab
    Dorian Mcnab 27 days ago

    Imagine this could have been your body or some ones boddy this is serious would you want your body there

  • Aemilius
    Aemilius 28 days ago +1


  • Matt Isadore
    Matt Isadore 28 days ago +2

    "Its not really freakin me out". Followed by the creepy laugh.🤦‍♂️

  • Percy B
    Percy B 28 days ago +1

    A vulture with a firearm.

  • kimberly s
    kimberly s 28 days ago +4

    I'm from FL and a friend of mine was beaten to death (allegedly) by a hamme in 2004r.
    The cops never found her body. (Thankfully they prosecuted her boyfriend who murdered her without a skeleton)

      BROOKLYN 11 days ago

      They're lucky they continued without a body! That's pretty rare. But it's amazing that justice was served anyways.

  • rxijin
    rxijin 28 days ago +1

    Is this woman the same one who voices the text to speech?

  • solou1
    solou1 28 days ago +1

    Those sketches look like the ones you get on the boardwalk

  • The JJ's
    The JJ's 28 days ago +1

    give more fund for this work!

  • Freddie Mukendi
    Freddie Mukendi 28 days ago +1

    So brave great work you guys I hope you get the funding you require

  • Arachniteer
    Arachniteer 28 days ago +2

    This is what I want to donate my body to when I die.

  • racer boy
    racer boy 28 days ago +1

    All of the male cops got the same haircut

  • vapete 123
    vapete 123 28 days ago +1

    Thought Provoking in a Positive manner

  • Xin Lian Zhou
    Xin Lian Zhou 28 days ago +1

    I would prefer to be preserved or mummified rather than rather than rotted away.

  • theman within
    theman within 28 days ago

    white people are weirdos lmao (don't take this seriously )

  • kirrasdad
    kirrasdad 28 days ago +2

    I've been close to decomposing human bodies. I do not know how these people get used to the smell. It is the most unholy smell I have ever encountered

    • soh xuanyi
      soh xuanyi 28 days ago

      True.... The smell was so bad that you need to throw away the clothes your wearing just to get rid of that stench