Volume 31, Issue 1 (January 1986)

    Implications of Trombiculid Mite Bites: Report of a Case and Submission of Evidence in a Murder Trial

    (Received 26 January 1985; accepted 5 March 1985)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Bites of Trombiculid mites implicated a suspect during a homicide investigation. Clinical documentation of the bites, correlation with entomological studies, and submission of evidence at trial are reported. Insects that have a discrete geographic distribution and leave bites of a characteristic nature may have important forensic science implications.


    Author Information:

    Lovell, FW
    Medical examiner-coroner, Office of the Medical Examiner-Coroner, Ventura County, Ventura, CA

    Prichard, JG
    Associate director of medical education and student, Office of Medical Education, Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, CA

    Robertson, LD
    Detective, Homicide, Investigation Division, Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Ventura, CA

    Kossoris, PD
    Deputy district attorney, Office of the District Attorney, Ventura County, Ventura, CA

    Leibovitch, RA
    Associate director of medical education and student, Office of Medical Education, Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, CA


    Stock #: JFS11887J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11887J

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    Title Implications of Trombiculid Mite Bites: Report of a Case and Submission of Evidence in a Murder Trial
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