Suicide by tapestry needle

Arslan M., Colkesen A., AKÇAN R. , HİLAL A., Meral D.

Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, vol.14, no.3, pp.165-166, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jcfm.2006.02.019
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-166


A case of completed suicide committed by a 46-year-old male by inserting a tapestry needle in his heart is described. Scene investigation findings and autopsy examination revealed signs of self-harm efforts as well as punctures at both forearms and the right and left sides of the neck. The deceased caused a penetrating cardiac injury which resulted in cardiac tamponade. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd and AFP.