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

A Case of Suicidal Hanging Staged as Homicide



Suicides staged as homicides are rarely encountered by crime scene investigators. The case of one such staged homicide is presented in which the victim used restraints during a hanging. No other cases of suicidal hangings staged as homicides could be found in the forensic literature. Similar cases should be reported so additional data can be gained from these deaths to help reveal indicators of suicide rather than homicide.

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Adair, TW
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, Littleton, CO
Dobersen, MJ
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
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Stock #: JFS14607J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14607J