Wis. college creates body farm for forensic research

Fox Valley Body FarmAPPLETON, Wis. — Fans of the CBS drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation undoubtedly will take interest in Fox Valley Technical College’s latest venture: the creation of a cold-weather body farm.
A body farm is an outdoor research facility where forensic scientists place animal carcasses and donated human cadavers in various settings — in the open air, in a shallow grave or in a sleeping bag — to study the decomposition of bodies by digestive enzymes, bacteria, insects and scavengers.