Volume 47, Issue 1 (January 2002)

    Identification of Decomposed Human Remains from Radiographic Comparisons of an Unusual Foot Deformity

    (Received 23 March 2001; accepted 22 May 2001)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A case of positive identification from decomposed human remains using an unusual foot deformity is presented. Scrutiny of the decedent revealed foot deformities, which upon examination, prompted further inquiry. Radiographic comparisons and defleshing each foot established bilateral talipes equinovarus (TEV, clubfoot). Positive identification was based upon unique skeletal features present in the radiographs.


    Author Information:

    Lewis, BJ
    Chief Investigator, Coroner, Forensic Pathologist, and Chief Forensic Pathologist, Franklin County Coroner's Office, Columbus, OH

    Dean, DE
    Chief Investigator, Coroner, Forensic Pathologist, and Chief Forensic Pathologist, Franklin County Coroner's Office, Columbus, OH

    Sudimack, JR
    Chief Investigator, Coroner, Forensic Pathologist, and Chief Forensic Pathologist, Franklin County Coroner's Office, Columbus, OH

    Rich, J
    Clinical Fellow in Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

    Fardal, PM
    Chief Investigator, Coroner, Forensic Pathologist, and Chief Forensic Pathologist, Franklin County Coroner's Office, Columbus, OH


    Stock #: JFS15230J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15230J

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    Title Identification of Decomposed Human Remains from Radiographic Comparisons of an Unusual Foot Deformity
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    Committee E30