Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Nevada, School of Medicine and Forensic Pathologist for Washoe County Coroner's Office, Reno, NV
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine and Deputy Chief Medical Examiner for Fulton County, Atlanta, GA
(Received 20 July 1991; accepted 10 December 1991)
Prompt recognition of patterned injuries by the forensic pathologist can greatly facilitate the investigation and resolution of injury and death cases. Careful observation and description of injuries may provide identification of an assault or murder weapon and contribute to the reconstruction of circumstances of injury. The two cases herein described manifest unusual and distinctive injuries resulting from multiple impacts by adjustable crescent wrenches. Detailed photographs and descriptions of these injuries are provided.
Paper ID: JFS13303J