Postmortem burning of the corpses following homicide


TÜMER A. R. , AKÇAN R. , Karacaoglu E., BALSEVEN-ODABASI A. , KETEN A. , Kanburoglu C. , ...More

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, vol.19, no.4, pp.223-228, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jflm.2012.01.001
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-228
  • Keywords: Postmortem burning, Homicide, To cover a crime, Autopsy, ODONTOLOGICAL IDENTIFICATION, BURNED BODIES, VICTIMS, FIRE, DISASTER, DEATHS

Abstract

Although there have been a great number of studies focussing on antemortem burns or fire-related deaths, the present study is the first dealing exclusively with postmortem burnings aiming to cover up a homicidal action. This study aims to draw attention to postmortem burning following homicide by determining the general characteristics of a series of burned corpses.