Volume 49, Issue 3 (May 2004)

    Anthropological Data in Individualization of Skeletal Remains from a Forensic Context in Kosovo—A Case History

    (Received 12 May 2003; accepted 10 January 2004)

    Published Online: March

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    There are many reports relating to victims and mass graves in the former Yugoslavia. They emphasize the importance of creating local skeletal identification standards. In this paper we deal with the first mass grave examined since the Kosovo crisis started and discuss problems regarding the identification process, especially the coincidence of antemortem with postmortem data. Twelve persons out of 39 bodies were identified using interviews with relatives and correspondence of biological data with personal effects and/or documents. Previous pathology was of crucial importance in the identification of three persons.


    Author Information:

    Djurić, MP
    Medical Faculty, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 4/2 dr Subotića,


    Stock #: JFS2003168

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2003168

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    Title Anthropological Data in Individualization of Skeletal Remains from a Forensic Context in Kosovo—A Case History
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    Committee E30