(Received 18 November 1993; accepted 13 December 1993)
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A positive identification of a homicide victim was made possible by observing an inconspicuous Casio watch worn by the deceased.
Identification of deceased individuals are usually made by fingerprints or dental matching, visual means, DNA studies, X-rays of other bodily structures, tattoos, etc. When all of these methods fail and no suspects are known, medical examiners are caught between Charybdis and Scilla. This assumes greater importance in cases of homicides. It is the purpose of this paper to present a homicide case in which an identification was made by observing an inconspicuous object, a small Casio watch worn by the deceased.
Chief Medical Examiner, Rockland County Medical Examiner's Office, Pomona, NY
Senior Medical Investigator, Office of the Medical Examiner Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center, Pomona, NY
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