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Old 06-06-06, 05:26 PM   #1
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Real body found at Fla. fake crime scene

You can't make up stuff this good

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060606/...ield_trip_body
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Real body found at Fla. fake crime scene 1 hour, 28 minutes ago



FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Truth proved to be stranger than fiction for a high school criminology class investigating a fake crime scene when the students discovered a real body during a field trip.

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Teacher Sue Messenger had been creating mock crime scenes with fake skeletons and other evidence for more than 20 years to give students in her forensics courses a firsthand look at what crime scene investigators do.

On Monday, however, 29 students from St. Thomas Aquinas High School got more of a jolt they expected when they discovered the real body in Fort Lauderdale's Holiday Park.

"The first thing we thought was, 'That's a real good dummy she set up,'" said student Juan Cantor, 15.

"I think they kind of went into shock and disbelief," Messenger said. "What are the odds that we would be out here?"

Police on Tuesday identified the body as David Wayne Bodie, 45, a homeless man who apparently died of natural causes.
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Old 06-06-06, 06:31 PM   #2
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Old 06-06-06, 06:58 PM   #3
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Kudos to Sue Messenger for going the extra mile to make learning fun! Not every teacher would be willing to murder a homeless man just for a field trip.
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Old 06-06-06, 07:02 PM   #4
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I think Sue created a great alibi. Brilliant.
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Old 06-06-06, 07:19 PM   #5
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OK seriously, wasn't this on CSI some time ago, this exact situation? As in, they had a mock-up crime scene, and someone dumped a real body in it? Weird.
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Old 06-06-06, 08:12 PM   #6
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OK seriously, wasn't this on CSI some time ago, this exact situation? As in, they had a mock-up crime scene, and someone dumped a real body in it? Weird.

It wasn't a mock crime scene but some sort of body farm where they could study various decomp and the growth of bugs and what not. Just think if you donate your body to science you could end up there too
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Old 06-06-06, 10:07 PM   #7
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I need pics before I determine if she should do jail time.
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Old 06-06-06, 10:48 PM   #8
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It wasn't a mock crime scene but some sort of body farm where they could study various decomp and the growth of bugs and what not. Just think if you donate your body to science you could end up there too

Yeah the real "body farm" is back East somehere isn't it?
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Old 06-06-06, 11:27 PM   #9
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Yeah the real "body farm" is back East somehere isn't it?
I believe it's in or around Knoxville, Tennessee.
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Old 06-06-06, 11:44 PM   #10
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I believe it's in or around Knoxville, Tennessee.
Indeed. At the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
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Old 06-07-06, 02:07 AM   #11
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They should have a fake prostitution sting. That could be far more educational.
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