Work-Place Homicide by Bow and Arrow

    Volume 45, Issue 4 (July 2000)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Page Count: 6

    Eriksson, A
    Forensic Medicine, Umeå University, UMEÅ,

    Georén, B

    Öström, M

    (Received 15 March 1999; accepted 13 September 1999)


    Arrow wounds represent an unusual class of wounds rarely seen by most forensic pathologists. In this paper we present a case of homicide by bow and arrow and the characteristics of such injuries. The essential characteristics of the lesions obtained from conically-tapered field points and from hunting broadhead tips are described and discussed in relation to injuries caused by firearm bullets. In the present case, three arrows struck the victim, and the order in which the injuries were sustained are analyzed. We also discuss the possibilities of localizing the shooter relative to the victim by analysis of the trajectories.

    Paper ID: JFS14797J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14797J

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    Title Work-Place Homicide by Bow and Arrow
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30