Published Online: 1 July 1983
Page Count: 6
Criminalist, Metropolitan Dade County, Police Department Crime Laboratory, Miami, FL
Associate medical examiner, Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Miami, FL
(Received 25 September 1983; accepted 17 November 1982)
Striations produced on rib cartilages by a knife were conclusively matched with the individual characteristics of the cutting edge of the knife. This was accomplished using Dip-Pak $#x00AE; (cellulose acetate butyratE), Coe-Flex $#X00AE (polysulfide dental impression), and comparison microscopy. An absolute identification was made in which all significant striae matched the individual characteristics of the blade's cutting edge.
Paper ID: JFS11577J