Published Online: 1 March 1987
Page Count: 2
Associate medical examiner, Office of the Medical Examiner, Fulton County, Atlanta, GA
Resident, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
(Received 18 April 1986; accepted 19 May 1986)
The presence of smeared or unsmeared ink on the skin resulting from the writing process has been observed in a number of suicide victims who have left suicide notes. The authors report a case of a palmar “cutaneous ink sign” and discuss its forensic science import.
Paper ID: JFS11163J