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Time of death


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Time of death

  1. 1. How to determine the time of death
  2. 2. What clues does a dead body leave behind? (there are 5 types)
  3. 3. Died a while ago Died recently 1. Extent of decomposition
  4. 4. 2. Extent of rigor mortis Bodies go stiff… … and then go floppy
  5. 5. 3. Temperature It takes… … to go cold
  6. 6. 4. Entomology Which insects (usually fly larvae) are living in the dead tissue What stage of development have they reached
  7. 7. 5. Succession on corpses
  8. 8. Calliphora vicina Lucilia sericata Musca autumnalis Sarcophaga carnaria Dermestes maculatus Piophila sp Insect species succession on a decomposing human body