Media

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

The Use of Near Infrared Remote Sensing in the Detection of Clandestine Human Remains. Lab Manager Magazine by Marilyn Isaacks. April 2016

Life on the Body Farm. Matthew Reisz, The Times Higher Education 11-5-15

Inside the Body Farm. Emily Baucum, Fox San Antonio 11-3-15

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 University 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 skeletonize 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 Their 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