Wednesday, June 23, 1999 Published at 17:04 GMT 18:04 UK
Eyewitness: Investigating the killings
The investigation procedure is the same as for any murder
By BBC Newsnight's Robin Denselow, with the British team investigating alleged war crimes in Velika Krusa (also known as Krusha-e-Mahde)
The British team is here because the village is one of those singled out in indictment against Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.
There are indeed bodies and they have been badly burned. The team is told some have been dragged away by dogs.
One Kosovo Albanian who had lived next door to the site says he escaped from the Serb attacks and then returned to the village.
At a second site on farmland on the edge of the village, a larger massacre site has been cordoned off.
Here the team is preparing for its vital but distressing task. The delegation is made up of specialists in pathology and forensic science, including 12 police.
"The main thing is to record everything that is on the crime scene, photograph it and then take each step, one at a time, very, very slowly," Mr Bunn says.
The investigation uses experts that are "at the top of their field in the particular discipline", he says.
The findings are dealt with like murders or terrorist incidents on a massive scale.
The bodies are assembled from the mass of burned bones and examined by the pathologist Professor Peter Menaziz, who is experienced in mass killings from Rwanda to Bosnia.
"There's evidence on the walls of machine-gun fire as well, so they've been sprayed.
"There are obviously a great number of fragments still left to find in those bodies, which we're going to be looking at later on," he says.
Professor Menaziz compared the events with those of other wartime mass killings.
"It's just as bad. They are all horrendous - massacres, executions of people," he says.
The team knows it will be difficult to find out who carried out the killings, but in terms of the indictment, there will now be conclusive evidence.
The massacre at Velika Krusa was horrific, but it will, at least, be painstakingly documented as the War Crimes Tribunal attempts to bring those responsible to justice.
But it is just one of dozens, perhaps hundreds of similar sites across Kosovo and there is new evidence still emerging of further killing.
It is believed that more than 10,000 people, mostly civilians, died during the conflict.
Some killings even took place even after Nato had entered Kosovo.