Crossbow Injuries

    Volume 35, Issue 4 (July 1990)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Rogers, C
    Deputy medical examiner, research criminalist, senior deputy medical examiner, and chief of forensic medicine division, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, Los Angeles, CA

    Choi, JH
    Deputy medical examiner, research criminalist, senior deputy medical examiner, and chief of forensic medicine division, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, Los Angeles, CA

    Sathyavagiswaran, L
    Deputy medical examiner, research criminalist, senior deputy medical examiner, and chief of forensic medicine division, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, Los Angeles, CA

    Dowell, S
    Deputy medical examiner, research criminalist, senior deputy medical examiner, and chief of forensic medicine division, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, Los Angeles, CA

    (Received 10 April 1989; accepted 23 August 1989)

    Abstract

    The crossbow is an uncommon source of fatal injury. In Los Angeles County, two crossbow homicides have occurred in the past 20 years. Following the second case, a crossbow was test-fired into a fresh pork thigh, resulting in distinctive wounds. Experimental studies also showed that the vanes of the bolt (arrow) may be a source of trace material found in the wound.


    Paper ID: JFS12901J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12901J

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    Title Crossbow Injuries
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    Committee E30