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    Florida Announces Human Decomposition Research Facility

    They know where the bodies are buried. Officials in Florida are raising funds for the nation’s seventh “body farm,” a facility for studying the ways in which human bodies decompose under various conditions. Such research aids criminal investigations, as well as helping to pioneer virtual autopsies and new geochemical techniques that can determine where a victim lived. There are more than 16,000 cold cases in Florida, which has a unique climate and sees bodies deliquesce in distinctive ways, and officials hope the farm will also create jobs for the living.

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