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Bays Mountain Park and Cross Country Mortgage of Kingsport host an evening with the world-renowned forensic anthropologist, Dr. Bill Bass. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 4th at Robinson Middle School at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Bass is known for pioneering and advancing the study of human remains in order to assist law enforcement, as well as being the founder of “The Body Farm” at the University of Tennessee. Best known for his research on human osteology and human decomposition, Dr. Bass has been the front-runner in the field of forensics for quite some time. Dr. Bass has worked throughout the United States and worldwide to help solve some of the world’s most famous crimes. The CSI television show has even based some of their storylines upon Dr. Bass’s research. Now retired, he continues to share his knowledge through speaking events.

“Dr. Bass is a forensic legend, and we are thrilled to host him at Bays Mountain Park,” said Mark Kilgore, program coordinator at Bays Mountain. “He is beloved in East Tennessee and we are lucky to have him share his knowledge and experiences with our community.”

As a co-author, Bass is famous for his collaboration with writer and documentary filmmaker Jon Jefferson. Beginning with a film for National Geographic about the Body Farm, the duo has written two nonfiction books and 12 bestselling fiction novels under the name Jefferson Bass. Dr. Bass’s books will be available for purchase after the event.

Tickets prior to the event are $15 and $20 the day of the event. Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Bays Mountain gift shop or online at To purchase tickets through Eventbrite, visit For more information, please call Mark Kilgore at 423-230-6357.