To: Mr. Rundell From: Jordan Phoenix and Kristen Mann Re: Philip Marcus: examination of remains. Case # 20161021-01 Introduction: On the 21st day of October 2016, at approximately 11:38 the remains of Philip Marcus were exhumed. M.E Rundell presented the remains to the lab assistants Jordan Phoenix and Kristen Mann . M.E Rundell and his team began the investigation ordered by the Grand Jury into the death of the male.
The findings of Jessica was that she was tied into two large plastic garbage bags her right index, & two middle fingers were poking out of the bags with her wrists bound with stereo wiring. Jessica’s body was in the decomposition stage of Autolysis nine days after death, & was found in a kneeling position clutching onto a stuffed purple dolphin. After removal of the victim I took three more pictures of the burial site, then I continued into the bedroom of John Couey for further investigation where I took photographs of all sides of the room, & three more of the closet. I took fingerprints from a glass table in the room, I found blood in the closet, blood on a mattress mixed with dried semen, & blood on three throw pillows. After taking samples of the DNA I collected fingerprints of a pizza box, & prepared everything to be sent to the lab for
Forensics is a very complex field. If the crime scene is not secured correctly, or piece of evidence is handle wrong or "contaminated", an entire case can change in favor of the culprit. JonBenet Ramsey case is a prime example of police failing to secure the crime scene and due to that valuable evidence is lost forever. The mysterious death of JonBenet Ramsey (the daughter of a socialite and a wealthy businessman) was a case that could have been solved if the crime scene was correctly secured.
Shipman, aka Dr. Death, murders are the postmortem examination whose analysis of skeletal muscle would have disclosed a significant quantity of morphine, aka heroin, that caused the victims’ deaths. The forensic document examiner is another forensic examiner employed in the Shipman case. Due to the forged will and location of the typewriter in Shipman’s possession, forensic document examiners were used to analyze the two to make a match. Forensic document examiners analyze typewriters, computers, printers, copy machines, and faxes. The examination results in the Shipman case resulted in individual characteristics displayed.
The Autopsies report, And Kathy Mabry The autopsies report is the second eye that criminal investigator use to aid him in understanding what injuries has happen in a suspicious deaths to a victim's by answering the following questions. What type of weapon was employed? If multiple wounds were inflicted ,which wound was fatal? How long did the victim live after the injury?
This book adds a sense of truth to what happens when we die. It provides us with behind the scene information to help us learn and accept what we will become. In Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach uses a humorous writing style with a curious tone in order to illustrate the medical perspective of life after death. In the first chapter, the author is observing medical students dissect cadavers to get a better understanding of the human body, Mary Roach uses her curiosity to develop questions to learn more about the life of cadavers used for science.
Stiff: The Secret Life of Cadavers Stiff, written by Mary Roach, is an informative New York Times Bestseller about the mystery behind bodies donated to science. In the book, Roach covers an extensive array of information about cadavers including the medical uses of them, the use of them in forensic science, and even the history behind them. Throughout her scientific account of the studies she participated in, Roach uses an interesting sense of humor to engage the reader while providing them with information.
A positive aspect of this is that forensic scientists only need a small amount of a sample to get the results they need (“Forensic Science” 12). These samples can come from many other forms of identification other than fingerprints and bloodstains. A few moderate examples include strands of hair, tiny beads of sweat, and a saliva specimen (“Forensic Science” 12). Forensic Science Technicians stated that “crime scene investigators may use tweezers, black lights, and specialized kits to identify and collect evidence.” They also stated that examining autopsies prove to be beneficial in a crime investigation (“Forensic Science Technicians”
Module 1 Q2 Medical Examiner and Coroners My Perception of the differences between a medical examiner and a Coroner charged significantly after reading about them in the book. Originally after watch lots of Law and Order,I thought they were the same thing just different titles, I learned coroners are usually elected and are not required to be physicians. If an autopsy is needed, a coroner will frequently consult with a pathologist or forensic pathologist. Medical examiners, in most cases are appointed and must be physicians. Medical examiners perform autopsies for coroners.
Science has come a long way over the years. It has helped countless every day struggles and cure diseases most commonly found. What you don’t hear about however is the advancement of forensic science. Forensic science has helped solve countless cases of murder, rape, and sexual assault. In the case of John Joubert, it helped solve the murders of three young boys with one small piece of evidence that linked him directly to the crime.
“Forensic anthropologist usually works in three broad categories,” said Texas State professor Jerry Melbye.” A Forensic Anthropologist help examine a human skeletal or decomposed remains in a legal setting to establish the identity of an unknown individual and to help determine the cause of death. A Forensic Anthropology work to find the individual that was murdered or was a homicide. They need to find the biological profile of that person.
During this process the investigators should carefully search for all forms of potential electronic evidence that they do have permission to take such as: USB (Universal Serial Bus) storage media, optical discs, mobile phones, tablets, laptops, SD (Secure Digital) and similar cards, NAS (Network-Attached Storage). Other forms of forensic evidence should be also considered such as: fingerprints and DNA before collection of devices, passwords, notes, paper documents, and other information relevant to the investigation. The process of dead forensic is simple, reliable and thorough.
Forensic imaging, particularly MRI technology is crucial in determining the cause of death in forensic pathology. There are a few main techniques for forensic imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT), and conventional radiography. The PMCT is generally used for gunshot wounds, detection of gas embolism, trauma cases, and changes in the skeletal system. Some advantages of this technique are that it is fast, easy to handle, good three-dimensional reconstruction, excellent visuals of the skeletal system and gases in the body. However, it is not without disadvantages like how it uses radiation, meaning companies must protect their employees, it has limited data storage, limited visualization of soft tissue and employees must go through extensive training to be authorized to operate it.
● It can be used to determine if a person is guilty or not. The evidence from forensic can be enough to put a person into prison. ● It can be used to solve old unsolved cases if there is still DNA available from that case. ● Help identify victims in big disasters where the body of the person can not physically be easily
Forensic anthropology is the branch of anthropology which deals with the recovery of remains as well as the identification of skeletal remains which involve detail knowledge of osteology (skeletal anatomy and biology). In other words, forensic anthropology is the application of anthropological knowledge and techniques in the identification of human remains in medico-legal and humanitarian context. Forensic anthropology includes the identification of skeletal, decomposed or unidentified human remains. Forensic anthropology may also help determine the age, sex, stature and unique features of deceased from their remains. Personal identification is one of the main aspects of medico-legal and criminal investigations.