The carcasses are being studied by a team of forensics researchers from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ont.,

in conjunction with the Yukon RCMP and Yukon College, to determine how insects speed their decomposition.

The research will help police pinpoint time of death, a particularly elusive piece of the investigative puzzle in Canada's expansive frozen north,

where bodies are often left to rot before being discovered ...