At crime scenes, there are the obvious clues: DNA, fingerprints and blood stains. Then, there are the maggots. And in New Jersey, few – if any – know maggots better than Lauren Weidner, a Rutgers graduate student whose research in the growing field of forensic entomology could make her the state’s most unlikely crime fighter. Weidner studies maggots, also known as blow flies, which can descend upon a corpse within minutes of death and provide valuable information on the time someone died.
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