Volume 35, Issue 3 (May 1990)

    Identification of Decomposed Human Remains by Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Profiling

    (Received 10 April 1989; accepted 21 June 1989)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    After routine methods failed to establish positive identification of a decomposed homicide victim, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) typing techniques using blood from the victim and putative parents of the victim were used. This is the first report in the literature of a case using DNA fingerprinting in a “parentage” context to establish identity of unidentified, decomposed human remains.


    Author Information:

    Reay, DT
    Chief medical examiner, King County Medical Examiner's Office, Seattle, WA

    Tepper, SL
    Assistant medical examiner, King County Medical Examiner's Office, Seattle, WA

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


    Stock #: JFS12879J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12879J

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    Title Identification of Decomposed Human Remains by Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Profiling
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30