Suicidal Ligature Strangulation: Case Report and Review of the Literature

    Volume 46, Issue 2 (March 2001)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    McMaster, AR
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

    Dykeman, A
    Office of the Medical Examiner, Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, Nashville, TN

    Ward, EW
    Jackson, MS

    Warman, MD
    Office of the Medical Examiner, Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, Nashville, TN

    (Received 7 February 2000; accepted 25 April 2000)

    Abstract

    An unusual case of suicidal ligature strangulation is described. The victim is a 42-year-old white male who devised a very elaborate ligature mechanism comprised of thin wire, a plastic tub filled with water, and a combination of other common objects to commit suicide while in custody. A brief review of the literature follows.


    Paper ID: JFS14978J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14978J

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    Title Suicidal Ligature Strangulation: Case Report and Review of the Literature
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