CJ 3329 Extra Credit Blow Flies

CJ 3329 Extra Credit Blow Flies - Forensic Evidence CJ 3329...

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Forensic Evidence CJ 3329 Spring, 2008 Extra Credit Exercise 2 This exercise involves the estimation of “post-mortem interval” (actually, time since oviposition) using the life cycle of the blow fly. This exercise is worth 2 points added to the average of your test scores. You are a forensic entomologist who does work for the local police department. On March 30, 2008, you are notified that the police are investigating a body that was found that morning. The body is partially decomposed, and is suspected to be that of a person who has been missing for several days. Late in the afternoon the lead investigator brings you the following specimens, which were collected from the body: Adult flies that were on and around the body (preserved in a kill jar). Maggots (samples taken from various parts of the body, half saved alive on wet dog food and the other half preserved in alcohol). Puparia found in leaf litter within a few feet of the body (placed in a jar with dry cotton wadding). In response to your questions, the investigator says that she did NOT find any empty pupal
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