Reconstruction of Mutilated Victims for Identification

    Volume 23, Issue 1 (January 1978)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1978

    Page Count: 13


    Lukash, L
    Museum curator and chief medical examiner, Nassau County Medical Examiner's Office, East Meadow, N.Y.

    Drake, W
    Museum curator and chief medical examiner, Nassau County Medical Examiner's Office, East Meadow, N.Y.

    (Received 8 March 1977; accepted 27 June 1977)

    Abstract

    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.


    Paper ID: JFS10672J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10672J

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