Adam Longo visited the Body Farm in 2006 when he worked for WATE in Knoxville. I wrote a blog post about it at the time. He was able to repurpose parts of that report yesterday for his new employer, News 13 in Central Florida.
Longo is covering the Casey Anthony case. Casey is accused of murdering her daughter Caylee. Her lawyers traveled to Knoxville to take depositions from Body Farm researchers. Prosecutors and scientists believe that air samples collected from the truck of Casey’s car are consistent with the gases emitted during human decomposition. One of the names on the report is Dr. Arpad Vass, who developed an electronic sniffer to help find missing corpses.
Adam’s wife, Melissa DiPane, also worked at WATE. She is now at WOFL in Orlando. Four years ago, I served hot dogs alongside Melissa and several other news anchors. I’ll be back at Market Square this Friday serving hot dogs for United Way.