Suizid mit Schießkugelschreiber – ein Beitrag zur Notwendigkeit der Krematoriumsleichenschau

Translated title of the contribution: Suicide with a pen gun—A contribution to the necessity of a second post-mortem examination prior to cremation

T. Kern, C. Buschmann*, J. Preuß-Wössner

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Abstract

The death of a 74-year-old man is reported, in whom a gastrointestinal bleeding was documented during the external examination of the corpse as the cause of death after he was found in his flat; however, the second post-mortem examination prior to cremation showed a suspicious head injury. The subsequent forensic autopsy revealed a fatal gunshot to the head, which had been inflicted suicidally by a self-constructed shooting device. The case once again emphasizes the necessity for a sufficient post-mortem external examination of the corpse.

Translated title of the contributionSuicide with a pen gun—A contribution to the necessity of a second post-mortem examination prior to cremation
Original languageGerman
JournalRechtsmedizin
Volume33
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)432-435
Number of pages4
ISSN0937-9819
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10.2023

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 113-05 Criminology
  • 205-06 Pathology

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