FGCU studies the dead at 'body farm' in Pasco County
To the untrained eye, the forests and fields near the jail in rural Pasco County are unremarkable. But what happens at the site north of Land O’ Lakes is extraordinary — and unusual. It’s a training area called ‘FIRST’ — Florida’s Forensics Institute for Research, Security & Tactics. It’s run by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and brings together first responders and FGCU students to train in the world of forensic science. A major part of the work on site: the study of dead bodies.
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