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Fig.1 Postmortem feeding from fish and crustaceans.

Postmortem feeding from fish and crustaceans

| Accident, Animal Scavenging, Drowning | No Comments
Postmortem feeding from fish and crustaceans found on this body retrieved from the ocean. No further info. Bodies…
Fig.1 Piquerism.

Piquerism

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Multiple stab wounds into the back consistent with piquerism in a case of sexual homicide. Piquerism (from the…

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Occultist woman dismembers boyfriend after sex

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Russia - 2018. A 21-year-old Russian woman has been detained after confessing to dismembering the body of her…
Fig.1 Woman hit by train.

Woman hit by train

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Frontal aspect of a train after collision with a 63-year-old woman who remained standing between the rails in…
Fig.1 The state in which the individual was found.

Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning

| Asphyxiation, Suicide | No Comments
Spain. This middle-aged man committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, he connected the exhaust to a tube that…
Fig.1 Contact wound of the left breast.

Contact wound of the left breast

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Contact wound of the left breast from a double barrel 0.12 gauge shotgun with a muzzle impression from…
Fig.1 Facial dissection.

Facial dissection

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Facial dissection. Facial fractures may not be visualized by radiologic imaging techniques. In this case it was important…
Fig.1 A garbage truck driver under the influence of drugs did not see his coworker behind him and reversed his truck over him.

Man crushed by garbage truck

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A garbage truck driver under the influence of drugs did not see his coworker behind him and reversed…
Fig.1 Circular saw cuts of neck.

Circular saw cuts of the neck

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Circular saw cuts of the neck in a suicide, no further info. Accidental table saw injuries are common…
Fig.1 Cranial burst from a contact gunshot wound to the forehead

Cranial burst from a contact gunshot wound to the forehead

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Cranial burst from a contact gunshot wound to the forehead. No further info. In the head, neck, and…

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

| Animal Scavenging, Decomposition | No Comments
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…