Volume 23, Issue 1 (January 1978)
Reconstruction of Mutilated Victims for Identification
Death by violent means, rendering a victim mutilated beyond recognition, presents the medical examiner and the police department with a problem of legal identification. This paper outlines the reconstruction of victims mutilated beyond recognition, by intent or accident, when the remains are not skeletal. This type of reconstruction and restoration requires an excellent knowledge of skull anatomy and some of the talent of a sculptor.