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Man dead after playing with a .40 caliber handgun

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27-year-old man was playing with a .40 caliber handgun and accidentally shot himself in the head. No further…
Fig.1 Maxillary fractures caused by shotgun blast.

Maxillary fractures caused by shotgun blast

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Spain. Maxillary fractures caused by shotgun blast suicide with entrance via the oral cavity. No further info. In…
Fig.1 Wasps drinking "death nectar" on a scavenged human limb.

Wasps drinking “death nectar” on a scavenged human limb

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Various insects may take advantage of the nutritional factors a decomposing body has to offer whether through natural…
Fig.1 Detruncation after a fall from a height in rough terrain.

Detruncation after a fall from a height in rough terrain

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This individual fell from a height in rough terrain, and the body was cut in half from the…
Fig.1 Purging of putrefactive fluid from mouth and nostrils.

Purging of putrefactive fluid from mouth and nostrils

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This individual has greenish putrefaction skin discoloration and purging of putrefactive fluid from mouth and nostrils. During the…
Fig.1 A suicide that resulted in decapitation.

A suicide that resulted in decapitation

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This is the case of a 41-year-old male with a two-year history of depressed mood, for which he…

The bloating stage

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Associated with putrefaction is the production of gases. These gases, primarily located in the abdomen, cause the body…
Fig.1 Suicide by hanging.

Suicide by hanging

| Asphyxiation, Hanging, Suicide | No Comments
Spain. Suicide by hanging with two turns of the ligature and detail of the two furrows and jugular…

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Metalhead decapitates his love crush

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Germany - February 20, 2008. 32-year-old Matthias Schoormann, AKA Troll, had played guitar in a black metal band…
Fig.1 Powder tattooing from intermediate range gunshot wound.

Powder tattooing from intermediate range gunshot wound

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Powder tattooing is seen in this intermediate range gunshot wound. The actual entrance site is somewhat irregular, because…
Fig.2 Fentanyl patch in her mouth.

Fentanyl patch in mouth of dead woman

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USA. A 37-year-old woman was found dead on a sofa. Foam cone from nose and mouth. 100 ug/hr…
Fig.1 Left lateral view of the head showing extensive lacerations to the face and head.

Blunt- and sharp-force trauma in a man fatally assaulted

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Australia. This middle aged adult male has blunt- and sharp-force trauma injuries to the head and neck after…
Fig.1 Skull blown off in air conditioner compressor explosion death.

Skull blown off in air conditioner compressor explosion death

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India. On a fateful day, a 27-year-old mechanic was fixing the compressor of a nonworking AC when there…

Couple murdered in their new Santa Barbara home

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On May 2, 2009, at approximately 1:30 in the morning, attorneys Barbara Scharton and Daniel Lyons, were murdered…
Fig.1 Shotgun suicide.

Shotgun suicide

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This individual committed suicide using a shotgun, no further info. The head is the most common location for…