Volume 44, Issue 6 (November 1999)

    A Case of Suicidal Hanging Staged as Homicide

    (Received 4 January 1999; accepted 26 March 1999)


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    Suicides staged as homicides are rarely encountered by crime scene investigators. The case of one such staged homicide is presented in which the victim used restraints during a hanging. No other cases of suicidal hangings staged as homicides could be found in the forensic literature. Similar cases should be reported so additional data can be gained from these deaths to help reveal indicators of suicide rather than homicide.

    Author Information:

    Dobersen, MJ
    Coroner/Medical Examiner, Arapahoe County Coroner's Office, Littleton, CO

    Adair, TW
    Senior Laboratory Technician, Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, Littleton, CO

    Stock #: JFS14607J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14607J

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    Title A Case of Suicidal Hanging Staged as Homicide
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30