Forensic Institute for Research and Education

Forensic Anthropology Search and Recovery (FASR) Team

The Forensic Anthropology Search and Recovery (FASR) Team is a student team under the direction of Dr. Hugh Berryman. Founded in 2006, this team was assembled to assist law enforcement in the recovery and documentation of skeletal remains from crime scenes. Additionally, the team works with the State Medical Examiner's Office to identify unknown skeletal remains. The team is composed of a limited number of undergraduate and graduate students selected through a competitive and extensive application process. These students have experience in human osteology, forensic anthropology, and archaeological field work, along with other scientific laboratory and research experience. FASR Team members work closely with law enforcement and medical examiners across the state. They serve as community volunteers and act as ambassadors for FIRE and Middle Tennessee State University.

Back: Dr. Berryman, Cody Evans, Matthew Davis, Aaron Blevins, Justin Lowe, Cori Crenshaw, Erin Floyd 

Front: Lauren Smith, Naomi Plant, Amber Lancaster, Blakely Hunze, Daniel Locke, Charlotte Whittaker, Mercedes Vinson


Justin and Natasha


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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 be able to pass a background check to apply.)  






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