Remains found in Williamson Bowl

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Body found beneath Mount Williamson

Post by Carne_DelMuerto » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:23 am

Sounds like it's been there for a while.

https://www.apnews.com/4745250e8d3e47d496413e088e9af529


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Remains found in Williamson Bowl

Post by venturefar » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:49 am

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Re: Body found beneath Mount Williamson

Post by blaybelay » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:32 pm

This is absolutely fascinating! Of course it's unfortunate for whoever lost their life. This body could be decades old. I'd love to know exactly what went down.
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Re: Body found beneath Mount Williamson

Post by Bishop_Bob » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:01 pm

I was thinking the quote in the article from Roper was Steve, but it's from Carma Roper.

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Re: Remains found in Williamson Bowl

Post by ERIC » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:19 pm

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Re: Remains found in Williamson Bowl

Post by tahoefoothills » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:29 pm

This discovery may (or may not) require investigation by a forensic anthropologist. My alma mater, the University of Tennessee, has what is known as "The Body Farm" and renowned forensic anthropologist Dr. William M. Bass. Dr. Bass, who founded "The Body Farm, has expertise in the identification of human remains.

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Re: Remains found in Williamson Bowl

Post by limpingcrab » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:36 pm

I went to that body farm when my brother was in med school at UT, strange place. Too bad they don't have a dry alpine environment on campus to look at that rate of decomposition.

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Re: Remains found in Williamson Bowl

Post by Jimr » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:55 am

I watched a documentary many years ago about that body farm and the work done there.
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Re: Remains found in Williamson Bowl

Post by SSSdave » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:35 pm

Likely a climber given the location that only climbers tend to visit that talus realm but maybe someone like me...

When most humans die it is not expected, especially in old age, however there are times when a person will know the end is coming due to some disease like cancer. I've mentioned a few times before, if I'm ever in the latter situation, instead of setting up a usual cemetery or cremation burial, I am going to climb up into some remote location open to the vast starry Universe to die where no one is going to have any chance of ever finding me including any aerial reconnaissance. And no that doesn't mean I'll dig a hole or cave to get inside haha as there are plenty of places that cannot be seen from the air nor are ever likely to be stumbled upon by hikers, climbers, or backpackers. As a landscape photographer that often rambles in remote wilderness, there are vast areas no one has reasons to pass through. Won't even tell closest relatives or friends as they would be under pressure to legally disclose such. The funeral industry won't be able to do squat about it of course regardless of how much they rage about anyone trying to circumvent their system.

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