Chewing Gum—An Unusual Clue in a Recent Homicide Investigation

    Volume 23, Issue 4 (October 1978)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1978

    Page Count: 5


    Sperber, ND
    Forensic odontologist, San Diego County Coroner's Office, Calif.

    (Received 28 November 1977; accepted 3 February 1978)

    Abstract

    Human bite marks on human tissue have been important items of evidence in homicide and rape convictions in recent years. The literature also describes the apprehension of burglary suspects based on booth marks left on foodstuff. This report is the first case description recorded where chewing gum has been an essential part of the evidence in a homicide conviction.


    Paper ID: JFS10739J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10739J

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    Title Chewing Gum—An Unusual Clue in a Recent Homicide Investigation
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