Published Online: 1 January 1985
Page Count: 5
Homicide by Intravenous Injection of Naphtha
Forensic and Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, St. Louis University School of Medicine,
St. Louis University School of Medicine,
Ann Mackell, M
Office of the Medical Examiner, St. Louis County,
(Received 5 April 1984; accepted 4 June 1984)
A case of homicide by the intravenous injection of Energine®, a petroleum distillate spot remover, is presented. This case is the only known homicide committed with naphtha. This elderly man had severe natural disease in addition to chest trauma sustained in the assault leading to death; however, the rapid injection of approximately 25 mL of Energine was the overwhelming cause of death.
toxicology, homicide, naphtha, Energine®, petroleum distillate, homicide by injection
Paper ID: JFS10982J
Title Homicide by Intravenous Injection of Naphtha
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