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Category: Forensics

Stab wounds

Stab wounds

December 28, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Causative instrument. Stab wounds are produced by sharp edged objects having a pointed end like kitchen knifes,sheath knifes,and daggers. Classification. a- penetrating wounds that reach a body cavity eg. chest,abdomen or the skull. b- Transfixing wounds which pass from one side of a limb to the other side. The entrance wound is usually larger than […]

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Asian prostitute killed: The crime scene

Asian prostitute killed: The crime scene

November 12, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

An Asian prostitute was killed in her flat. The first picture shows blood stains at the door way between the bedroom and the kitchen. The victim was lying in the prone position on the kitchen floor( picture 2),suggesting that the initial attack took place in the bedroom and the victim tried to escape from her […]

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Exhumation strangulation ligature

Exhumation strangulation ligature

November 9, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Disposal of dead victims by burial in the desert is very common in U.A.E. Burial is usually superficial and/or partial. Due to the intense atmospheric temperature,exposed parts of the cadaver become mummified as the right foot in this picture.

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Stab wounds

Stab wounds

November 9, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

This young man was involved in a gang fight at about 2am. He was found bleeding by by passers at about 5am and was rushed to a hospital. His wounds were sutured at the ER but he died few minutes later. Picture one shows a sutured cut wound of the left lower chest and another […]

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Drug addiction scene of death

Drug addiction scene of death

November 7, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

This young man choose to take his fatal shot in the bathroom. Rigor mortis fixed the body in squatting position.   A tea spoon,a lighter and a foil containing heroin residue together with the covering cap of the syringe were present at the scene. The right hand was firmly grasping the syringe (cadaveric spasm)

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Defence wounds

Defence wounds

November 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Defence cut wounds on the palm surface of the hand, indicate victim’s attempt to grasp the knife. 

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Stab wounds and neck injuries

Stab wounds and neck injuries

November 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Rotating the knife during withdrawal causes another wound leading to am L shaped stab injury. The direction of a stab wound injury,as in this case from an upward-downward direction eliminate allegations of accidental stabbing,the victim ran toward the knife. Major blood vessels and the trachea are commonly involved in stab neck injuries Stabs through a cartilage […]

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Cut throat Homicide

Cut throat Homicide

November 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

This man was slaughtered by his own brother. One can notice that there were an over killing. Beside the cut throat,there was multiple stab wounds in the back of the neck and cut back of the neck mounting to separation of cervicl vertebrae. Very strange that the spinal cord was not cut.

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Electrocution high tension current

Electrocution high tension current

November 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

When a person comes near a high tension conductor,arcing of the current on to the body to get earthing take place. This arc reaches a temperature of 2000-3000 C causing flash burns of the victims body and his clothing. The wave of expanding heated air may knock down the victim to a safer distance and […]

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Stab wounds

Stab wounds

November 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Assault knifes are very common among street gangs. As shown in picture (1&2),it has a double sharp edges,one edge is serrated and the tip of the knife is curved. One of its surfaces has a groove to introduce air into stabbed tissues. Rotating this knife during withdrawal causes maximum tissue damage of internal organs and […]

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Extradural haemorrhage

Extradural haemorrhage

November 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Extensive contusion of the scalp involving the vertex and occipital regions. Subdural haemorrhage in the same case. The victim in this case was thrown out of a moving car. The beauty of this case was that it involved all kinds of blunt head trauma. Extradural haemorrhages are most frequently associated with fracture of temporal or occipital bone […]

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Torture

Torture

November 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

At 9.30 am,an Asian man parked his car in a front of a shop. The shop keeper noticed that the man stayed in the car with Ac on and car radio on. At 11 am the driver shut down the radio and seemed to be taking a nap. At 1 pm the driver wake up […]

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Hanging triple suicide attempts

Hanging triple suicide attempts

November 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

An Asian domestic helper was  the subject of repeated physical abuse by her elite sponsor. Picture 3 shows in addition to multiple bruises of the right forearm,a dry heat burn caused by an iron. The night of the incident was preceded by an episode of abuse which resulted in multiple extensive bruising of the thighs […]

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Cut throat Suicidal double attempts

Cut throat Suicidal double attempts

November 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

A middle aged domestic helper was found dead in her room. Picture one shows the scene of death. The pattern of blood splatter in the scene denotes an arterial origin while the blood soiling the pillow points to its veinus origin. The knife used to commit suicide is placed on the upper chest and lower neck. The  […]

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Hanging rope marks

Hanging rope marks

November 6, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Rope marks in hanging take the form of a depressed abraded contusion situated high up in the neck above the larynx. It take the shape of either a complete circle when a running noose is used or an incomplete circle when a fixed knot is used. The mark in cases where a plastic rope is used […]

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