Journal Published Online: 01 November 1999
Volume 44, Issue 6

Positive Identification of Cremains Recovered from an Automobile Based on Presence of an Internal Fixation Device



We report on the use of a surgically implanted device, an EBI osteostimulator, as a means of establishing the identification of a homicide victim. The use of such an appliance for securing positive identification has not been previously reported. Additionally we stress the importance of intensive and accurate excavation at scenes involving intense burning where the potential for non-skeletal contaminants is high.

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Bennett, JL
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Benedix, DC
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
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ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14604J