Volume 48, Issue 5 (September 2003)

    Suicide by Fire in a Car Trunk: A Case with Potential Pitfalls

    (Received 15 March 2003; accepted 15 March 2003)

    Published Online: September

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    We present an unusual case in which an adult female committed suicide by fire while enclosed in the trunk of her vehicle. A finding of suicide was reached only because several key investigative facts were uncovered. Without these discoveries the case may still remain open as a suspicious death. Fire is rarely used as a mechanism of suicide in Western culture, and, as such, similar cases should be reported to advance our recognition of this phenomenon.


    Stock #: JFS2002367

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002367

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    Title Suicide by Fire in a Car Trunk: A Case with Potential Pitfalls
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    Committee E30