How long does it take a body to decompose after its buried in the coffin and everything?



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    Decomposition occurs in five stages: Fresh, Bloat, Active decay, Advanced decay, and Dry/remains also referred to as skeletonization. The time it takes for a body to decompose really depends on temperature. With normal or average temperatures, the body can decompose within two years.

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    It could take decades and depends on many factors.  Some of the things that affect the rate of decomposition are – how the person was embalmed, are they in a wood casket or another material, how deep in the ground or are they in a vault.  The surrounding area including climate can affect the rate as well.  The body will go through all the normal steps of decomposition, just at a different rate depedning on these factors.

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