We present a case of skeletonised human remains. In the present case report, a body was exhumed from the ground above a cemetery. On exhumation, the body was partially-skeletonised with adipocere formation on the upper part of the body. Autopsy of the body showed two bullets in the right thigh muscle and lumbar vertebrae between L4 and L5. Postmortem changes and destruction of soft tissue made it impossible to determine direction of fire through the body, even in a careful complete autopsy.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine