JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, vol.19, no.4, pp.223-228, 2012 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Postmortem burning, Homicide, To cover a crime, Autopsy, ODONTOLOGICAL IDENTIFICATION, BURNED BODIES, VICTIMS, FIRE, DISASTER, DEATHS
Hacettepe University Affiliated:
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.