Volume 28, Issue 3 (July 1983)

    Tool Mark Determination in Cartilage of Stabbing Victim

    (Received 25 September 1983; accepted 17 November 1982)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    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.


    Author Information:

    Hart, R
    Criminalist, Metropolitan Dade County, Police Department Crime Laboratory, Miami, FL

    Rao, VJ
    Associate medical examiner, Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Miami, FL


    Stock #: JFS11577J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11577J

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    Title Tool Mark Determination in Cartilage of Stabbing Victim
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30