Human Osteology: Key to the Sequence of Events in a Postmortem Shooting

    Volume 37, Issue 5 (September 1992)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 7


    Owsley, DW
    Forensic Anthropologist and Curator/Forensic Anthropologist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

    Mann, RW
    Forensic Anthropologist and Curator/Forensic Anthropologist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

    (Received 21 November 1991; accepted 10 February 1992)

    Abstract

    Forensic anthropologic examination of human skeletal remains found when a field was plowed provides evidence of both perimortem trauma, suggesting cause of death, and of subsequent shooting of the disarticulated skeleton. The case exemplifies the application of the specialized skills and knowledge of the physical anthropologist to determination of the postmortem sequence of events.


    Paper ID: JFS13329J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13329J

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    Title Human Osteology: Key to the Sequence of Events in a Postmortem Shooting
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