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Modeling time-since-death in Australian temperate conditions

Fitzgerald, Catherine; Oxenham, Marc


Studies of time-since-death (TSD) with respect to decomposition processes have been limited in scope. Most research has focused on qualitative descriptions of decomposition, which are too broad to be of use in recent death investigations. This study developed a degree of decomposition index (DDI) by quantifying stages of decomposition for individual body elements. Two Sus scrofa (White hybrid pigs) were allowed to decompose undisturbed on the ground surface, one in full sun and the other in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/00450610902935981


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