POSTMORTAL CHANGES AND ASSESSMENT OF POSTMORTEM INTERVAL

Edin Šatrović, Lejla Krkalić, Teufik Goletić, Zijah Hadžiomerović

Abstract


This paper describes in a simple way the changes that occur in the body after death.They develop in a specific order, and the speed of their development and their expression are strongly influenced by various endogenous and exogenous factors. The aim of the authors is to indicate the characteristics of the postmortem changes, and their significance in establishing time since death, which can be established precisely within 72 hours. Accurate evaluation of the age of the corpse based on the common changes is not possible with longer postmortem intervals, so the entomological findings become the most significant change on the corpse for determination of the postmortem interval (PMI).

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