Volume 23, Issue 1 (January 1978)

    Reconstruction of Mutilated Victims for Identification

    (Received 8 March 1977; accepted 27 June 1977)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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.


    Stock #: JFS10672J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10672J

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