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Unformatted text preview: Six Critical Questions of a Body 1. Who are you? 2. When did you become ill? When were you hurt? When did you die? 3. Where did you get hurt? Where did you die? 4. Did you die as a result of violence, natural causes or a combination of both. 5. If violence was completely or partially responsible for your death, was it suicide, accident, homicide, or undetermined? 6. If someone killed you, who did it? Who Are You? Visual ID by friends or family ID cards and papers Physical traits including scars and tattoos Radiographic comparison Fingerprint comparison Dental comparison DNA testing When? When were you hurt? Aging injuries: Gross inspection, color, texture contusions (bruise - color change purple/blue to yellow/brown to yellow/green) Microscopic, inflammation, repair When did you die? Rigor mortis, Lividity, temperature, etc (discussed later)...
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- Spring '08
- Pathology, Coroner, CHE113 Forensic Science