Volume 32, Issue 3 (May 1987)

    The Man in the Mask

    (Received 16 May 1986; accepted 15 July 1986)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A skeletonized body, wearing a black leather bondage mask, was found in a Revolutionary War smokehouse cave with two bullet holes in the back of the head. The body was skeletonized up to the maxillary area but the head region under the mask was well preserved and permitted a positive visual identification. There was evidence that the body had been eaten by small animals and subsequently burned. Investigations into this brutal murder revealed a tale of a bizarre sadomasochistic ritual that attained national prominence.


    Author Information:

    Zugibe, FT
    Chief medical examiner, Rockland County, Pomona, NY

    Costello, JT
    Senior medical investigator and medical investigator, Rockland County Medical Examiner's Office, Pomona, NY

    Breithaupt, MK
    Senior medical investigator and medical investigator, Rockland County Medical Examiner's Office, Pomona, NY


    Stock #: JFS12391J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12391J

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    Title The Man in the Mask
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30