In October 2006, a student team from MTSU was assembled for the purpose of assisting
law enforcement in the recovery and documentation of skeletal remains from crime scenes.
The team is limited to 10 students who have completed courses and have experience
working with human osteology, forensic anthropology, and archaeology field school.
In 2007 the team was called out to three crime scenes (Robertson County, Rutherford
County, and Maury County) and has assisted at the State Medical Examiner's Office
in the examination of forensic skeletal remains. The students are volunteers. They
receive no pay, provide their own transportation and meals, and act as ambassadors
for Middle Tennessee State University.
Back row, left to right: Justin Lowe, Tabbitha Herbert, Brandi Wall, Katie Stubblefield, Charlotte Whittaker, Tiffany Saul
Front Row: Dr. Hugh Berryman, Natasha Vang, Amber Schmuhl, Heather Hammond, Amanda Cothern, Joey Keasler, Tyler LeJeune, Dr. Alicja Lanfear
Click here to read what Rutherford County Sheriff's Department had to say about the FASR Team.
FASR Team Application
(you must be an MTSU student and have completed the osteology class)
2012 FASR Team Retreat