Unique Forensic Facility to Open in January
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Colorado Mesa University is only a few weeks away from the opening of their unique forensic facility which would make it the 5th of it's kind in the entire world.
The facility would use real human bodies from donors and study the way they decompose.
It will be used by students and will also assist law enforcement in their forensic studies and crime scene reconstruction.
This facility will be the first that is built in a dry,arid climate at high altitude.
"The two major goals in studies like this is for post mortem intervals that effect how long it take the body to decompose, and then factors that look at what it takes to reconstruct what happened to a body between the time it died and it was found," said Melissa Conner, Director of the Colorado Mesa University Forensic Investigation Research Station.
Pig bodies are currently being used for their studies and the entire facility is set to be open when classes start in January 2013.