Patricia Cornwell leaves the Moakley Federal Courthouse after being awarded $50.9 million in a lawsuit. (Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Back in the '90s, crime writer Patricia Cornwell popularized the nickname "The Body Farm" for UT's anthropology research facility, and now she's back in the news, this time for a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
Cornwell is set to receive $51 million in a lawsuit settlement from her former financial management company. She claimed they mis-used her money, and a judge agreed.
Cornwell's 1994 novel "The Body Farm" tells the story of a "decay research facility" at the University of Tennessee. For her research, Cornwell met with renowned anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass and toured the Knoxville-based anthropology research facility.
Eventually, the book helped her make a name for herself, and made the Body Farm even more famous.