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Lichaam zonder naam (Body without a name). NTR.  April 5, 2018.

Learning about decomposition at the body farm in San Marcos. Houston Chronicle, Keri Blakinger, February 24, 2018.

Operation Identification: Life, Death, and Lessons on the South Texas Border, Evidence Technology, Dale Garrison, November 2017

命を懸ける越境移民=09年以降、死者560人超-難航する身元確認・米テキサス州 Mana Ishida, Jiji Press, Japan, September 5, 2017

FBI, groups at odds over efforts to ID immigrant remains. Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press, July 3, 2017

Struggle to find closure: Lack of sharing, limited resources impede identification of migrant remains. Aaron Nelsen, June 29, 2017

La difficile identification des migrants morts a la frontiere entre le Mexique et les Etats-Unis. "The difficult identification of dead migrants on the Mexico-United States border," Stephanie Le Bars, Le Monde June 6, 2017

Criminal (Episode 68): All the time in the world. June 1, 2017. 

Digging up the dead: researchers exhume unidentified remains at the border. KENS5 San Antonio, May 31, 2017. 

Image of deer scavenging human bones shocks, but helps scientists. Texas Standard, May 10, 2017

Deer caught gnawing on human bones. May10, 2017

A path to America, marked by more and more bodies. New York Times, Manny Fernandez, May 4, 2017.

Robert Shults - Forensic Decomposition. The Ryan Tubridy Show. April 11, 2017.

Last of Brooks County exhumations now at Texas State University: Operation ID takes on daunting task of identifying remains. KSAT 12 - San Antonio, Jessie Degollado, February 9, 2017.

Out on the Texas ranch where scientists study death. Wired, February 9, 2017

Photographing the science of death and decay. New York Times, Jonathan Blaustein, January 25, 2017

5 Questions: Texas State University forensic team volunteer Devora Gleiber. The Monitor, Kristian Hernandez, January 16, 2017

Nearly a dozen human remains unearthed at a South Texas cemetery. KENS, Oscar Margain, January 5, 2017.

Anthropologists dig up mass graves in Falfurrias. KIII News, Michael Gibson, January 4, 2017.

Anthropology Students Began Exhumation of Unidentified Migrant Remains in Falfurrias Cemetery. The Monitor, Kristian Hernandez, January 3, 2017.

So You Want to Donate Your Body to Science? National Geographic Explorer, Episode 6. Francesca Fiorentini, December 2016

The Source: Texas Project Works to Name Migrants Lost Crossing the Border.

Immigrant ID Investigation Pt.2. RGVPROUD.COM, Nov. 24, 2016

Texas State helping ID dozens of bodies discovered in South Texas. Jenni Lee. Nov. 8, 2016

Drones help researchers, first responders find bodies. KVUE. Jenni Lee, November 16.

Researchers overcoming major hurdles, working to identify human remains on border. KENS5, Oscar Margain, October 31, 2016

Kerr Co. workers find woman's body wearing Chick-fil-A shirt at 'grisly' scene near Interstate 10. Tyler White, mySA, October 26, 2016

Unusual ways to donate your body: criminal justice, cadaver dog training, human compost. Kay Manning, Chicago Tribune, October 18, 2016

Marion Skeletal Remains Identified. Felicia Frazar, Seguin Gazette, July 10, 2016

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

Human Remains Discovered in Field Southwest of Marion. Felicia Frazar, Seguin Gazette, March 30, 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.,

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, 12-16-14

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

The Science of Human Decay: Inside the World's Largest Body Farm. Joseph Stromberg,, 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 Acquires 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,, 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, 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., 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