Alterations in Human Bones and Teeth as a Result of Restricted Sun Exposure and Contact with Corrosive Agents

    Volume 33, Issue 2 (March 1988)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 March 1988

    Page Count: 9


    Ubelaker, DH
    Curator of anthropology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

    Sperber, ND
    Chief forensic dentist for San Diego and Imperial Counties, San Diego, CA

    (Received 3 June 1987; accepted 29 June 1987)

    Abstract

    Skeletal remains were discovered in an unused cistern near the Omaha, Nebraska airport and were positively identified through comparison of antemortem and postmortem dental radiographs. Although nearly nine years had elapsed between death and discovery, the bones and teeth revealed evidence of the application of a corrosive substance at or about the time of death, as well as an unusual restricted response to sun exposure, that contributed to the prosecution and murder conviction of a member of Hell's Angels in the Omaha area.


    Paper ID: JFS11970J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11970J

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