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Fig.1 Man run over by a train.

Man run over by a train

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Spain. This 55-year-old male was run over by a train with the intention of committing suicide. His family…
Fig.1 A pacemaker on a cadaver being dissected.

A pacemaker on a cadaver being dissected

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This cadaver is being dissected by medical students. A pacemaker can be seen on the chest. The modern…
Fig.1 Bloated body.

Bloated body

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Toronto, Canada. Body is bloated with increased internal gases heightened during mid-stages of putrifaction. Note the bagging of…
Fig.1 Man drove his car at speed into a bus.

Man drove his car at speed into a bus

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Penetration of the wrist and chest by a wooden component of a bus seat. The victim drove his…

Death by drowning at sea and skin peeling

| Accident, Decomposition, Drowning | No Comments
If a body is placed in water containing a large amount of bacteria, such as that from sewage…

Man cuts roommate up into thousands of pieces

| Homicide | No Comments
2012. The New York Police Department (NYPD) received a call informing them of a possible homicide. The informant…
Fig.1 Hanging with mummified body.

Hanging with mummified body

| Decomposition, Mummification, Suicide | No Comments
Spain. Mummification occurs in hot, dry environments. The body dehydrates and bacterial proliferation may be minimal. The skin…
Fig.1 Multiple wounds to the scalp from a knife.

Multiple wounds to the scalp from a knife

| Homicide | No Comments
Spain. Homicide carried out by two attackers at the same time; one with a normal knife, and another…
Fig.1 Postmortem animal predation.

Postmortem animal predation

| Animal Scavenging | No Comments
This individual has signs of postmortem (after death) animal scavenging around the mouth, made by a dog that…

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Fig.1 Autopsy results with representative chop injuries at the head’s crown.

Fatal chop injuries from a meat cleaver

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Germany. A young, initially unidentified female was found dead in public on a snowy winter day. She was…
Fig.1 Advanced decomposition.

Advanced decomposition

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Advanced decomposition is characterized by an extremely bloated, greasy, and darkened body. This is the decomposed body of…
Fig.1 This individual has a contact-range gunshot wound on the forehead.

A large stellate contact entrance wound of the forehead

| Gunshot, Suicide | No Comments
This individual committed suicide by gunshot wound of the forehead. A large stellate contact entrance wound of the…
Fig.1 Fungal colonies growing on the face of a decomposing corpse.

Fungal colonies growing on the face of a decomposing corpse

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Although putrefaction is a mainly anaerobic bacterial reduction process, decomposition is dominated by aerobic microbiological processes that may…
Fig.1 Near-complete skeletonization of face by maggot mass.

Near-complete skeletonization of face by maggot mass

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Maggots are the larval form of flies. Flies lay their eggs in small and sometimes large bulky clusters…
Fig.1 Extensive head destruction.

Extensive head destruction

| Accident, Gunshot | No Comments
This individual has an extensive destruction of the head, no further info about this case. Head trauma from…