Two Six-Shot Suicides in Close Geographic and Temporal Proximity

    Volume 34, Issue 2 (March 1989)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Brown, ER
    Chief investigator and coroner, Montgomery County Coroner's Office, Dayton, OH

    Davis, JH
    Chief investigator and coroner, Montgomery County Coroner's Office, Dayton, OH

    Burkhardt, RP
    Chief investigator and coroner, Butler County Coroner's Office, Hamilton, OH

    Marsh, TO
    Chief investigator and coroner, Butler County Coroner's Office, Hamilton, OH

    (Received 20 June 1988; accepted 17 May 1988)

    Abstract

    Two six-shot suicides are reported that occurred in adjoining counties in Ohio eleven-and-one-half weeks apart. There is no indication of any connection between victims, and it is doubtful that the second individual knew of the first death since there was no news media coverage of the first death. The most significant points of commonality between the two cases are the location of the gunshot wounds (anterior chest and upper abdomen) and the responses of disbelief from those outside the medicolegal professions. Knowledge of such cases with a high number of shots and more than one fatal wound can assist death investigators in confronting similar cases.


    Paper ID: JFS12664J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12664J

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    Title Two Six-Shot Suicides in Close Geographic and Temporal Proximity
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30