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

    Volume 47, Issue 1 (January 2002)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 2002

    Page Count: 3


    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

    (Received 23 March 2001; accepted 22 May 2001)

    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.


    Paper ID: JFS15230J

    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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