Journal Published Online: 10 March 2004
Volume 49, Issue 3

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



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.

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Djurić, MP
Medical Faculty, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 4/2 dr Subotića, Yugoslavia
Pages: 5
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Stock #: JFS2003168
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS2003168