It probably didn't make the national news, but this story is big news around it. It lead the stories on the 11 p.m. evening news. Knoxville, just a piece of the road from the middle of nowhere. The body farm opened in 1980 with little notice or fanfair. It's now considered a central part of the fast-developing world of forensic science. Bodies basically are spread out to do different conditions to help crime investigators with solving crimes. The one-acre, highly secure facility has helped immensley in determining the time of death, possible causes, identifications of bodies. One incident happened right after the farm opened. A security camera was stolen, but none of the episodes or the bodies were touched.
Today, some criminals took advantage of a broken fence that lowered the gate. A couple of theives (of the worst kind) took advantage of the damage before it could be reported. They simply climbed over a fence and into Death's Acre. The really bad news? Around a dozen skeletons are missing. The university of Tennessee will, I'm sure, office a reward. What kind of person steals skulls?