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Citation

Madea B. Arch. Kriminol. 1992; 189(1-2): 39-47.

Vernacular Title

Branddauer und Verkohlungsgrad einer Brandleiche.

Affiliation

Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universität zu Köln.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1992, Verlag Schmidt-Romhild)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

1580731

Abstract

A 37-year-old woman was found dead severely charred in the bedroom of her house. The autopsy revealed as cause of death a strangulation of the neck. On the basis of the decomposition of the body the experts were asked for a statement on the duration of burning. There seems to be only little medicolegal experience on the duration of burning to a defined state of decomposition. Based on observations during cremations published in the literature and experimental burnings a burning time of approximately 20 minutes (after temperatures of more than 700 degrees C had been reached) is supposed to be sufficient to produce the present state of the body.


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