Marine predation in a body after 3 months in the North Sea. The victim was from an oil rig and had floated on the surface in a life jacket. Much of the skin has been removed by crustaceans, and the arm muscle by larger fish who have cleaned out most of the body cavity.
Inspection of the upper right side of a child’s heart.
Suspect arrested on crime scene after his arms reveal blood
The case involved a man who alleged that he was visiting a friend and fell asleep on the sofa. When he awakened a few hours later, he said he discovered blood on the floor and his friend dead. Several hours after the discovery of his…
Two breast implants removed at autopsy. The one on the left was perforated by the same trauma that resulted in the woman’s death.
A death erection, angel lust, or terminal erection is a post-mortem erection, technically a priapism, observed in the corpses of human males who have been executed, particularly by hanging. The phenomenon has been attributed to pressure on the cerebellum created by the noose. Death by hanging, whether an execution or a suicide, has been observed to affect the genitals of both men and women. In women, the labia will become engorged and there may be a discharge of blood from the vagina. In men, “a more or less complete state of erection of the penis, with discharge of urine, of mucus, or of the prostatic fluid, is a frequent occurrence … present in one case in three.” Other causes of death may also result in these effects, including fatal gunshot wounds to the brain, damage to major blood vessels, or violent death by poisoning. Forensically, a postmortem erection is an indicator that death was likely swift and violent.
Tardieu spots are a sign of asphyxiation.