A Technique to Enhance Fingerprinting of Mummified Fingers

    Volume 33, Issue 5 (September 1988)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Haglund, WD
    Chief investigator, King County Medical Examiner's Office, Seattle, WA

    (Received 30 October 1987; accepted 14 January 1988)

    Abstract

    This report details a fingerprinting technique for softening mummified fingers and hands using Metaflow and Restorative, a fluid for rehydration of desiccated tissue. This procedure has proven successful in cases of extreme desiecation and has allowed for good fingerprint detail to be developed.


    Paper ID: JFS12559J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12559J

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