Recognition of Cemetery Remains in the Forensic Setting

    Volume 36, Issue 1 (January 1991)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Berryman, HE
    Assistant professors of pathology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

    Smith, O'BC
    Assistant professors of pathology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

    Symes, SA
    Assistant director, Regional Forensic Center, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

    Bass, WM
    Head, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

    (Received 19 January 1990; accepted 6 April 1990)

    Abstract

    Cemetery remains exposed through vandalism or natural phenomena are frequently brought to the attention of law enforcement agents or medical examiners. Although it is often difficult to distinguish cemetery remains from those of medicolegal significance, clues to their origin may exist. Characteristics consistent with cemetery remains include physical characteristics associated with the embalming process. Characteristics indicative of cemetery remains include functional or ornamental artifacts associated with the coffin, devices used in embalming the body, and elevated levels of embalming chemicals in the soft tissue.


    Paper ID: JFS13023J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13023J

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