Human remains remain moving for more than a year after death

It used to be believed that corpses tended to be found in the same place where they died, but a recent discovery could shed light on a new issue and help investigators assess it. crime scene more accurately.

Scientists from Australia's Experimental Research Facility (AFTER), specialized in reproducing the crime scene, have found that human corpses tend to move significantly during the decomposition process, lead researcher Alyson. Wilson revealed.

Wilson, a student at CQUniversity, used a special camera to record the decay of the donor's body for a period of 30 minutes over a 17-month period.

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The researchers were shocked to find that the human body was moving not only in the early stages of the decomposition process, but during the entire 17 months of filming, with the most significant motion observed by limbs of dead bodies.

"What we found is that the arms are moving significantly , " Wilson said.

Scientists believe the movement can be explained by the process of ligaments shrinking as they dry out.

The findings have not been published in an official science journal, but Wilson and her colleagues believe the findings are important to help police investigate crime scenes and estimate the exact time of death. more, as well as unraveling the causes of death.

Some of Wilson's previous research projects also focused on the difference in body decomposition between the Northern Hemisphere and the Australian environment, where she also used a time camera to test her hypotheses.

"Until we have the Experimental Research Facility, most of the scientific research on how the bodies decompose is based on the Northern Hemisphere, different climates, different weather, and even insects can be different, " Wilson said.

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