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Tales of the Body Farm Subject

ULLMAN, Wash. — Neal Haskell, a forensic entomologist at the University of Tennessee, will present the first E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture at 3:10 p.m., Friday, April 4, in C-107 in the Johnson Hall Annex on the Washington State University campus.

His topic will be “Tales of the Body Farm and Other Anecdotes.” The presentation will focus on research at the Anthropological Research Facility, Anthropology Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The facility gained fame in Patricia Cornwell’s mystery book “The Body Farm.” It is the only legal research facility to use actual human remains for decomposition field studies.

Haskell will talk about his research, and relate anecdotes about murder cases in Tennessee in which he analyzed forensic evidence and his association with Catts. Haskell is expected to show slides of graphic examples of his work.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact John Brown, professor and chair of the department of entomology at (509) 335-5505 for further information.

Catts was a member of the WSU entomology faculty from 1980 to 1992. He died last year following a heart attack.

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