Volume 30, Issue 1 (January 1985)

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

    (Received 18 May 1984; accepted 4 June 1984)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

      Format Pages Price  
    PDF 7 $25   ADD TO CART


    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.


    Author Information:

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

    Bridgens, JG
    Forensic pathologist, Kansas City, MO


    Stock #: JFS10986J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10986J

    ASTM International
    is a member of CrossRef.

    Author
    Title Stab Wounds and Personal Identity Determined from Skeletal Remains: A Case from Kansas
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30