Unformatted text preview: and will locate the body. This could be very important because it could be put onto vehicles and driven across fields, making finding bodies much easier. 4. Are insects a fool-proof way to determine time of death? Why or why not? Yes, they are very helpful in determining time of death. Before 24 hours, have fully passed the time of death can be determined easily by checking the potassium level in the gel of the yes. After 24 hours the bugs in the body are like a time stamp. 5. Why are family members or law enforcement personnel sometimes interested in having people like Dr. Bass take a look at old cases? Forensic anthropologist can help close a cold case, even if the cases are decades old, which is why people are sometimes interested in having people like Dr.Bass look at their old cases. Dr.Bass has successfully solved many old cases, even one that he looked at a whole 48 years after the death....
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