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This individual was found dead in water. Postmortem activity by eels were discovered on the body. Such injuries should not be confused with stab wounds or gunshot holes. In drowning victims or persons whose death led to their deposition in water or when a body has been dumped in an aquatic environment, postmortem artifacts on the body surface due to aquatic living structures are often observed, too, and should not be confused with vitally acquired injuries.

Fig.1 Postmortem predation by eels.

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