Several law enforcement agents study at UT body farm

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Twenty-four law enforcement agents from across the U.S. are at the University of Tennessee Knoxville's Body Farm to brush up on their crime scene investigation skills.

Officially known as the Anthropology Research Facility, the Body Farm allows for the study of human decomposition with actual bodies on a 1.3-acre outdoor site.

According to the school, investigators participating in the week-long course will excavate human remains, obtain fingerprints from decomposed bodies and collect insect evidence.

Dawnie Steadman is director of UT's Forensic Anthropology Center, of which the Body Farm forms a part. She said the course beginning next Monday will prepare investigators for the range and variation of homicide scenes they will encounter throughout their careers.

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