Mar 15, 2010 9:41 AM by Associated Press

Mesa State considers new spot for body farm

A corpse research plan in Grand Junction is being rewritten after neighbors complained.

A professor at Mesa State College had proposed the college develop the nation's first high-altitude "body farm." A body farm is a forensic research site where people who have donated their corpses are left to rot. Forensics researchers then study decomposition of the bodies to assist in police investigations.

The college was preparing a plot of land within several hundred feet of some homes. Neighbors complained, and Mesa State President Tim Foster told The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel that the body farm won't go there.

College officials say they will look for a more remote site for the body farm.


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