A Double Homicide as a Result of Chloroform Poisoning

    Volume 32, Issue 5 (September 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 September 1987

    Page Count: 7


    VanBerkom, LC
    Forensic toxicologist and director, Forensic Science Laboratory, State of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

    McGee, MB
    Chief medical examiner, Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office, St. Paul, MN

    Jejurikar, SG
    Forensic toxicologist and director, Forensic Science Laboratory, State of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

    (Received 17 November 1986; accepted 23 January 1987)

    Abstract

    Homicidal poisoning using chloroform has been reported infrequently. Presented is a case of a double homicide involving a 29-year-old male and his 23-year-old fiance. Gas chromatographic methodology and tissue concentrations of chloroform are presented. Evidence strongly suggests forced inhalation using an impregnated cloth.


    Paper ID: JFS11195J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11195J

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