Published Online: 1 March 1987
Page Count: 2
The Cutaneous Ink Sign: A Tipoff to Suicide or Suicide Notes
Associate medical examiner,
Office of the Medical Examiner, Fulton County,
Emory University School of Medicine,
(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.
pathology and biology, suicide, inks, hands, suicide notes
Paper ID: JFS11163J
Title The Cutaneous Ink Sign: A Tipoff to Suicide or Suicide Notes
Symposium , 0000-00-00
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