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Citation

Zugibe FT, Costello JT. J. Forensic Sci. 1993; 38(6): 1404-1408.

Affiliation

Rockland County Medical Examiner's Office, Pomona, NY.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1993, American Society for Testing and Materials, Publisher John Wiley and Sons)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

8263482

Abstract

A body with a gunshot wound to the head was discovered in a wooded area in mid September 1983 wrapped with about 20 consecutive layers of plastic garbage bags and rope. Examination of the body revealed a bullet hole in the occipital-parietal region and a peculiar decomposition of the body. Following a forensic reconstruction of our autopsy findings, microscopic studies and other ancillary factors, we concluded that the body had been frozen for about 2 and one-quarter years prior to its being dumped along a mountain road here in Rockland County. The means by which we concluded that the victim had been frozen for about 2 and one-quarter years and other important aspects of this case are fully discussed.


Language: en

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