Solving Cold Case Murders With Decomposing Corpses and Forensic Science

  • 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 • 3 891

  • Rutuj Chiplunkar
    Rutuj Chiplunkar 9 hours ago

    No offense to any religion, but this is how every person should leave this world without damaging it and completing the lifecycle.. again no offense to any religion

  • EtherealAsshole
    EtherealAsshole 13 hours ago

    This reminds me a lot of that episode in NBC Hannibal where they found 9 comatose diabetic bodies buried alive in raised fertilizer beds, with insulin running in tubes to their veins to grow mushrooms

  • Laura Bazza
    Laura Bazza 18 hours ago +1

    well atleast this has helped me realise I'm definatley getting cremated

  • Edis Kajtazovic
    Edis Kajtazovic 18 hours ago +1

    Omg so good and skary

  • Lexie A
    Lexie A 23 hours ago

    Flies and maggots.....👎👎👎

  • Edd VCR
    Edd VCR Day ago

    When I drive through deeply wooded areas, I often wonder how many clandestine graves there are with bodies, people, silently waiting to be found.

  • احمد المياحي


  • Christine Wong
    Christine Wong 2 days ago

    since the commencement of a mass movement in June in Hong Kong, up till September, 2537 corpses have been discovered
    prayers to all those killed by the government

  • A Person
    A Person 2 days ago

    I wonder how the oxygen isotopes work for someone who moved across large distances to drastically different areas over the course of 5-10 years like an army brat or long distance trucker.

  • Mimi Melon
    Mimi Melon 3 days ago

    How are those people standing there like...🗿

  • 7gg7 Vu7vuvv7
    7gg7 Vu7vuvv7 4 days ago

    I was eating while watching this😂

  • Jessi Peck
    Jessi Peck 5 days ago

    I feel like they need to keep this shit private so people cant cover shit up better

  • KaTaLiN FaN aDeVaRaT


  • Saiful Islam
    Saiful Islam 6 days ago

    Why just don't learn manually I don't get why they have to learn with real bodies

  • Luís Alves
    Luís Alves 7 days ago

    The best place to hide a body ! Government only cares if one is missing, if you have a surplus they will just assume someone messed up and no one will care!

  • MelpeckFAM 39
    MelpeckFAM 39 7 days ago

    But that life. Our bodies are only a host to what we really are. Our souls more on to the next plain n the body being an organism, will rot away. It only a body not who they were as people

  • Arun arun
    Arun arun 8 days ago


  • Guided Hand
    Guided Hand 8 days ago

    I'm going to go eat beef jerky, I'm out.

  • Larry Becker
    Larry Becker 9 days ago

    I would work there

  • J Chr G
    J Chr G 9 days ago

    Whe are here beeing in the end delivered to one of the 6.000.000 ways to die...there's no stopping off or bumping that

  • Debzzz Thomson
    Debzzz Thomson 10 days ago

    no dignity in death for any animal, shame. especially animals killed by vehicles.

  • Swine -
    Swine - 12 days ago

    Thank You for blurring the private parts of the corpses, I wouldn't want this to get gross.

  • Leiannah Soriño
    Leiannah Soriño 12 days ago

    Why does this kind of videos are very therapeutic?🖤

  • Ethan Yuan
    Ethan Yuan 13 days ago +1

    This is there job. Imagine them, being you

  • anu palod
    anu palod 13 days ago

    Dude പറഞ്ഞിട്ട് വന്നതാ വേറെ ആരെങ്കിലുമുണ്ടോ

  • Aelacia Grimes
    Aelacia Grimes 14 days ago +1

    I can't believe they were eating in there tho

  • Scared
    Scared 14 days ago

    agin on the wrong side of the internet

  • JLT Music Productions
    JLT Music Productions 15 days ago

    No wonder certain parts of the world smells like shit

  • Loli4lyf
    Loli4lyf 15 days ago +1

    the smell

    press F for noses

  • Saul Murillo
    Saul Murillo 16 days ago

    This truly scares me. Idk what it is about unidentifiable bodies but it just freaks me the fuck out

  • Shawn&Inna Barrett
    Shawn&Inna Barrett 16 days ago

    this is useless though cause florida is not same as arizona or hawaii for bodies be left aut

    • Shawn&Inna Barrett
      Shawn&Inna Barrett 16 days ago

      u have one example that process works???

    • Shawn&Inna Barrett
      Shawn&Inna Barrett 16 days ago

      what are u talking about ?
      he dies in movie theater was found immediately why he needed reconstructions??
      these peopel underemployed and creating useless work also she is into arts and nice bracelets what do they gat paid thes people and the person died in movie theater not an old corpse?

    • Shawn&Inna Barrett
      Shawn&Inna Barrett 16 days ago

      this is horrible cause they cant even locate alive spuses in sth sesame city and judges are reatrded morons who do not help to ensure communication and location of peopel

    • Shawn&Inna Barrett
      Shawn&Inna Barrett 16 days ago

      these police caN see if the ground was figged and vegetation so they d not make any sense

    • Shawn&Inna Barrett
      Shawn&Inna Barrett 16 days ago

      aside that animals can disturb a corpse that is being left aut for long time what other findings these people are stupid
      they not even medical doctors

  • Jennifer B
    Jennifer B 16 days ago +1

    Before I watch this video, I want everyone to know I'm eating mac n cheese. Pray for me.

  • Eight teen Pluss
    Eight teen Pluss 17 days ago +1

    Honestly i want to die happy alone in the middle of a field surrounded by tree

  • Raafee Khan
    Raafee Khan 17 days ago

    Going to need a body farm every state. Climates are drastically different in New York, Cali, Colorado, Texas, Arizona. Even different altitudes can effect docomp rates.

  • Ahmed Abd Altawab
    Ahmed Abd Altawab 18 days ago

    الجسد لا يهم . اهم شي العمل الصالح والكلمة الطيبه . لو كان الجسد ذو اهميه ما كان جعلو الله طعام للحشرات. . اللهم اني اسئلك واطلبها توفني وانت راضي عني

  • ThisGalaxyCat
    ThisGalaxyCat 19 days ago +1

    Person: i want to give my body to science
    Science: ok... YEEEETed you to a field lol

  • EinsamPibroch278
    EinsamPibroch278 19 days ago

    Totally fascinating. I want in this field of science.

    ALIEN SIGNALS 19 days ago

    I will start a company to recycle the dead people. 5 bucks per body.

  • High Af
    High Af 19 days ago

    This was a very touching episode. Thank you.

  • Danmark Dk
    Danmark Dk 20 days ago

    Imagine a fly flying into your mouth that had laid on a dead body.

  • Justin Aaron
    Justin Aaron 20 days ago

    Who Tf eats in this place

  • Tanvir Alif
    Tanvir Alif 20 days ago

    I would like to drive a few hundred meters beside this body farm and look at this and say "Wow this seems scary".

  • crazypolite
    crazypolite 20 days ago

    Her voice and like, speech, like 🥴

  • Sofea Richie LGBTQ
    Sofea Richie LGBTQ 21 day ago +1

    Its amazing how technology can determined some individuals 50years ago like goddamn Im wet a lil bit

  • Phankitty
    Phankitty 21 day ago +1

    love how they still blurred the genitals 😂

  • Ronny3st
    Ronny3st 22 days ago

    how come you havent shared a link to donate to this business?

  • youthberry
    youthberry 22 days ago

    Omg thats close to me

  • Sky Jones
    Sky Jones 23 days ago +1

    Damn I live in that county. I didn’t even know that USF had stuff like that

  • iris astera
    iris astera 23 days ago

    logan paul did it first 🤧🤧🤧

  • Jax
    Jax 24 days ago

    Could you imagine walking through the woods on a nice day and all the sudden a decomposing body that was hanging from a tree FALLS ON YOU?? Idk, that’s what I was thinking about when they were talking about the guy who hung himself.

  • Jsin Manrique
    Jsin Manrique 25 days ago


  • Eugene Francisco
    Eugene Francisco 25 days ago

    I can't sleep after watching this.

  • The FiReBlAsTeR L0L
    The FiReBlAsTeR L0L 26 days ago

    Reason why I will never donate my body

  • Scrape God
    Scrape God 26 days ago

    Fucking dope

  • Nickie3 Idk
    Nickie3 Idk 27 days ago

    Why are they still liveing there if there dead bodys like move out

  • Pakee Saetern
    Pakee Saetern 27 days ago

    WOW 🤩

  • no skin
    no skin 27 days ago

    Whete xxx

  • valentin sanchez
    valentin sanchez 27 days ago

    Tik tok brought me here

  • Majestic Meme
    Majestic Meme 27 days ago

    Death is normal. Everyone's body has a limit. The work that these people are doing for justice of victims who can no longer speak is fantastic advancement. Science truly is fantastic. Credits to the brilliant scientists and researchers!!!

  • Xxmãmï_ëdítšXx
    Xxmãmï_ëdítšXx 27 days ago

    Who else came from TikTok?