Readable Fingerprints from Mummified or Putrefied Specimens

    Volume 17, Issue 2 (April 1972)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 April 1972

    Page Count: 4


    Kade, H
    Coroner-investigator and forensic pathologist, Ventura County Coroner's Office, Calif.

    Richardson, L
    Coroner-investigator and forensic pathologist, Ventura County Coroner's Office, Calif.

    (Received 11 October 1971; accepted 22 November 1971)

    Abstract

    The problem of obtaining satisfactory fingerprints to establish identification of mummified, decomposed, water immersed, or burned bodies is encountered by police agencies, coroners, and medical examiners throughout the world. Our efforts at investigation of this problem were initiated by the following case.


    Paper ID: JFS10686J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10686J

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    Title Readable Fingerprints from Mummified or Putrefied Specimens
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30