Volume 33, Issue 2 (March 1988)

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

    (Received 3 June 1987; accepted 29 June 1987)

    Published Online: March

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

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

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


    Stock #: JFS11970J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11970J

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