Forensic Entomology – Determining Time of Death in Buried Homicide Victims Using Insect Succession

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Authors
  1. VanLaerhover, S.
  2. Anderson, G.
Corporate Authors
Simon Fraser Univ, Burnaby BC (CAN);Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN)
Abstract
Forensic entomology is the study of insects associated with a homicide victim. Insects colonize a body in a predictable sequence. This sequence is different if the body is buried, or not, and depending on what geographic area it is in. This is used to determine the postmortem interval. Research was conducted starting in June 1995, using buried pigs as human model, to establish a database of insect succession for burial in the Vancouver and Cariboo Regions of British Columbia. This reserach is immediately valuable in analyzing cases currently pending, as well as future cases.
Keywords
Forensic entomology;Homicide investigation;Death -- Time of
Report Number
RA1063.45;TR-02-1996E;TR-02-96 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 1996
Number of Pages
84
DSTKIM No
CA031306
CANDIS No
530010
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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