Chief, Questioned Document Section, Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, Little Rock, AR
Associate medical examiner, Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, Little Rock, AR
(Received 2 March 1991; accepted 1 April 1991)
Various surfaces or substrates are often encountered in the examination of questioned writing; however, no writing is more interesting than that found on the human body nor more challenging when the writing in question is linked to a death investigation. The body of an 18-year-old male was brought to the State Crime Laboratory, Little Rock, Arkansas, with a gunshot wound to the head and several messages written on his arms and chest. This paper will discuss the examination of evidence used to determine the manner of death through a cooperative effort between the Medical Examiner's Section and the Questioned Document Section of the Crime Laboratory.
Paper ID: JFS13184J