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Spain. No info. Suffocation by plastic bag is not common. The finding of a body at the scene of death with a plastic bag in situ could be diagnostically valuable to the pathologist. Otherwise the pathologist may be hard put to arrive at a firm opinion as to how the deceased met his/her death.

Fig.1 Suffocation suicide with plastic bag.

Fig.2 Detail of the fastener on the plastic bag used.

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