It sounds like "CSI" meets "Bones."
The Wayne County Medical Examiner is sending swab samples from dead bodies to Michigan State University researchers.
They're going to run a new kind of analysis in hopes of determining when someone died, whether they touched a weapon, and possibly even where they've been.
What they’re looking at are the teeny-tiny things that live on our bodies: microbes.
You can’t see them with the naked eye, but we all have bacteria, fungi, and even tiny worms that live on our bodies and form their own ecosystems.