Stab Wounds and Personal Identity Determined from Skeletal Remains: A Case from Kansas

    Volume 30, Issue 1 (January 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1985

    Page Count: 7


    Frayer, DW
    Associate professor, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

    Bridgens, JG
    Forensic pathologist, Kansas City, MO

    (Received 18 May 1984; accepted 4 June 1984)

    Abstract

    Evidence for cause of death in skeletonized remains is uncommonly found and cases that involve stabbings are particularly rare. In the following report, evidence is presented for a fatal stabbing, determined from analysis of a recent homicide. Because multiple stab wounds were present and several different bones were involved, estimates of the dimensions of the murder weapon were also possible. We also review some distinct vertebral anomalies used for personal identification.


    Paper ID: JFS10986J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10986J

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    Title Stab Wounds and Personal Identity Determined from Skeletal Remains: A Case from Kansas
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