Examination of Decomposed and Mutilated Bodies | Anatomy2Medicine
Examination of Decomposed and Mutilated Bodies

Examination of Decomposed and Mutilated Bodies

    • If a decomposed body has been brought by the police, which has earth and clothes stuck to it, with lots of maggots crawling around, pathologist should put the body in cold room and come back next day to dissect, so that all maggots crawl away (MCQ)
    • If the police brings only the peeled off skin of an individual, fingerprints can be taken from it (MCQ)

 

  • Identification of decomposed body (MCQ)

 

  • In a badly decomposed body, features that would help in ¬†identification (MCQ)

 

  • Bones
  • Hair
  • Teeth
  • lower end of femur can help in age determination and to determine sex also.

 

  • Color of the iris is not very helpful in identification of decomposed bodies.
  • Hair, their length, and their color, especially if they were dyed are helpful in identification.
  • Bones can help in identification of sex, stature etc.
  • Teeth are unique in each individual and are extremely valuable in identification