Aquatic Forensics

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Authors
  1. MacDonell, N.
  2. Anderson, G.
Corporate Authors
Simon Fraser Univ, Burnaby BC (CAN) Centre for Pest Management;Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN)
Abstract
Research commenced fall 1996 to determine time since submergence of carrion using aquatic invertebrate succession. This research indicated that aquatic invertebrates colonize carrion sequentially. Once the analysis has been completed, the data will be used to assist in determining time of submergence and hence time since death. The sequence of aquatic invertebrate colonization varies slightly with habitat. Data collected from this research will form the basis for a database for victims killed in aquatic habitats. This work, if already completed, could have assisted in the investigation of eight deaths in 1996 in the Vancouver area alone.
Keywords
Forensic entomology;Carrion insects -- British Columbia;Death -- Time of;Homicide investigation
Report Number
RA1063.45;TR-09-1997;TR-09-97 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 1997
Number of Pages
25
DSTKIM No
CA031303
CANDIS No
530007
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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