Journal Published Online: 01 July 1996
Volume 41, Issue 4

The Recovery of Seminal Components and DNA from the Vagina of a Homicide Victim 34 Days Postmortem



The body of an 18-year-old female was discovered in a gravel pit in Northern Maine. Investigation determined the body to be that of a woman who had disappeared from the Bangor, Maine area 34 days earlier. Laboratory examination revealed the presence of intact spermatozoa, P30 and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) typable DNA on a vaginal swab and smear slide collected at autopsy.

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Montagna, CP
Maine State Police Crime Laboratory, Augusta, Maine
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ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS13983J