Volume 17, Issue 2 (April 1972)

    Readable Fingerprints from Mummified or Putrefied Specimens

    (Received 11 October 1971; accepted 22 November 1971)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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.


    Stock #: JFS10686J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10686J

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