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Peri-mortem disease treatment: a little known cause of error in the estimation of the time since death in decomposing human remains

Hayman, Jarvis; Oxenham, Marc


As part of a larger study into the estimation of the time since death of human bodies found decomposed, two bodies were monitored closely while decomposing in sequence in almost identical environmental situations. Both the rate and the manner, or stages, of decomposition that occurred to each body varied greatly and it is suggested that this was due to peri-mortem disease treatment of one of the bodies immediately prior to death. The results of this study suggest that certain forms of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/00450618.2015.1042048


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