The Search for Human Burials
Find & Characterize Unmarked Graves
The Subterra Grey Model P is a mobile soil laboratory for in situ forensic analysis of the soil. The Subterra inserts a probe into the ground to measure the chemical content of the soil by visible and infrared spectroscopy and to probe the compactness of the soil by the probe insertion pressure.
Designed for Forensic & Historical Sites
Among the applications of the Subterra Grey are the following:
Use by law enforcement in searches for crime victims.
Searches for unmarked graves at historic sites such as former residential schools and county homes for the indigent.
Searches for casualties of war including fallen soldiers and victims of atrocities.
Why Choose Subterra Grey?
Subterra Grey Model P detects burials by two means:
Direct detection human remains as the salts of fatty acids.
Indirect detection of the softer soil within the grave excavation.
These effects are long-lasting in the soil, often observable for a century or more after the burial. Immediate results in the field.
Compact and Portable
Ideal for rugged terrain and confined search areas.
No Scientific Training Needed
Operable by search professionals without additional scientific training.
Ensures minimal disturbance to sensitive forensics sites.
Provides immediate quantitative indications of a burial.
The Subterra is operable by one person.
Improved Case Closure Rates
Direct detection of human remains and their precise location.
Immediate burial indicators plus available post-facto analysis including 3-D site mapping.
No consumable materials, no samples extracted. Near zero operating cost.