Volume 35, Issue 4 (July 1990)

    Crossbow Injuries

    (Received 10 April 1989; accepted 23 August 1989)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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


    Stock #: JFS12901J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12901J

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    Title Crossbow Injuries
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    Committee E30