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Forensic Anthropology Center
Department of Anthropology
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-245-1900
Fax: 512-245-6889
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Members of the media should contact Dr. Daniel Wescott, Director of FACTS at 512-245-1900 or dwescott@txstate.edu

Media links about FACTS, FACTS Faculty, and Forensic Anthropology

Texas Body Farm Researchers Use Corpses to Solve Crimes. Ally Mutnick, 7-25-15

Anthropologist picks a bone with society. Tim Delaney. mySouTex.com,

Volunteers Help Texas State Identify Remains, Ralph Barrera, American-Statesman, 6-29-15

Naming the Dead: Identifying Brooks County Migrant Bodies Falls to Dedicated Volunteers, Nadia Tamez-Robledo, Corpus Christi Caller Times, 6-28-15

Beyond Borders Laboratory Tour, University of Indianapolis, 6-23-15

Construction workers find human remains in Boerne, Fox 29 San Antonio, 6-9-15

These 6 'Body Farms' Help Forensic Anthropologists Learn To Solve Crimes, Kristina Killgrove, Forbes, 6-10-15

Identifying the Nameless: Advancing the Science of Human Decomposition to Identify Deceased Migrants. Lorne Matalon, NPR Fronteras, 5-8-15

Life After Death: The Science of Human Decomposition, Mo Costandi, The Guardian 5-7-15

Dead Migrants are Vanishing at the Texas Border, Rock Morin, Vice.com 12-16-14

Learning to Read Corpses at Texas State Body Farm. Roc Morin, Vice.com, 11-17-14

The Science of Human Decay: Inside the World's Largest Body Farm. Joseph Stromberg, Vox.com, 10-28-14

The Bugs that Decompose Bodies and Help Solve CSI Secrets, National Geographic 10-29-14

College Students Help Identify Border Bodies Fox 29 San Antonio 10-14-14

Workers Try to Put Names on Migrants Who Die Near Border. Austin Statesman, Claire Osborn, 9-14-14

Research Resources. Dale Garrison, Evidence Technology Magazine, Sept/Oct

The Real Death Valley: The Untold Story of Mass Graves and Migrant Deaths in South Texas, The Weather Channel 8-12-14

Muriendo Por Cruzar, Telemundo 8-4-14

CT Scanner Opens Possibilities, Liann Shannon, University Star, 6-11-14

Forensic Anthropology Aquires Cutting Edge Tomography System. Jayme Blaschke, University News Service, 5-8-2014

Angeles de la muerte velan la frontera. Telemundo 39, 5-15-2014.

Giving Stories Texas State Univerisity Advancement

Case 0425, KRGV.com, 2-6-2014

From Flesh to Bone: The Role of Weather in Body Decomposition, Michele Berger, The Weather Channel, 10-31-13.

Civilian Drones-Search and Rescue, Maha Calderon, Drone TV 10-16-13

Researching Remains. The University Star 10-1-13

Students at Texas State Help ID Remains of Border Crossers. Fox 7 (KTBC) Austin 9-16-2013

Mysteries of Death Come to Life...At Texas "Body Ranch". CBS Dallas by Jack Douglas Jr. and Jason Allen. 8-19-2013.

Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy: Larry Sees Dead People. Premiere: 7-31-2013

Forensic Experts, Students Work to Identify Immigrant Remains, KSAT.com 7-11-2013

The Body Business. Podcast by Jane Claire Hervey, University of Texas, 11-9-2012

Forensic Anthropology Research Facility, Community Impact Newspaper, 10-18-2012.

Can Science Stop Crime? NOVA Science Now, 10-17-2012

Forensic anthropologists solve historical cold cases for National Geographic TV, University News Service, 3-23-2012

Texas vulture study upends forensics. statesman.com, 3-8-2012

Doctoral Dissertation Research Using GPS to track vultures in Texas, National Science Foundation, 2-6-2012

Forensic Anthropologist Works to Identify Human Remains Along Border. Fox News, 2-2-2012

How vultures eat human bodies. Daily Plant, Discover Channel, 1-25-2012

Vultures skeletonise corpses for sake of forensics New Scientist, 1-25-2012

Corpses waste away at Hill Country ‘farm' San Antonio Express-News, 1-4-2012

Texas State gives students real forensic training. KSAT.COM, 11-10-2011

TxState dedicates forensic lab. San Marcos Daily Record, 10-20-2011

Bodies wanted: Bones, corpses and unsolved murders at San Marcos 'Body Farm', Hays Free Press, 10-5-2011

Potential clues found in search of missing Kyle woman. Hays Free Press, 9-13-2011

Central Texas anthropologist making forensic breakthroughs. KVUE JNews, 1-21-2011

Biography written in bone. Fall 09 / Winter 10

Donors Give Thier Dead Bodies to Texas State University, Houston Chronicle, 8-15-2009

Texas Body Farm Produces Rotten Knowledge, NPR, 6-30-2009

In Texas, A Living Lab For Studying the Dead. NPR All Things Considered, 6-30-2009.

Texas State Forensic Research Facility Located on Freeman Ranch, University News Service, 2-12-2008

Texas University Seeks Body Farm, NPR Morning Edition, 5-11-2007