Concealment of the Body in Drug Deaths

    Volume 34, Issue 2 (March 1989)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Hawley, DA
    Assistant professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

    Doedens, DJ
    Assistant professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

    Pless, JE
    Professor and director, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

    McClain, JL
    Fellow in forensic pathology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

    (Received 5 March 1988; accepted 16 June 1988)

    Abstract

    Discovery of a concealed body often leads to the assumption that the manner of death was homicide. However, in cases where death has resulted from illicit drug use or drug abuse, the body may be concealed to protect persons involved in drug abuse or drug marketing.


    Paper ID: JFS12665J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12665J

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