Journal Published Online: 01 May 1997
Volume 42, Issue 3

An Unusual Bloodstain Case

CODEN: JFSCAS

Abstract

A body was discovered associated with a series of bloodstains on a sunken loading ramp of a supermarket. The initial evaluation of the scene by the local police determined that the victim was crushed by the rear wheels of an 18-wheel grocery truck when it backed down the ramp for a delivery. However, a careful examination of the photographs of the scene and the victim revealed that the victim was dead and in rigor mortis before the truck entered the ramp. The truck's rear wheels never came into contact with the deceased. The truck interacted with the deceased and his bicycle to create series of unusual bloodstain patterns.

Author Information

Burnett, BR
Forensic Science Consulting Group, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
Orantes, JM
Forensic Science Consulting Group, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
Pierson, ML
Forensic Science Consulting Group, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
Pages: 5
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Stock #: JFS14160J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14160J