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Elder homicide by unique combination of different mechanisms of asphyxia.

Pramanik P - Int J Appl Basic Med Res (2015 Jan-Apr)

Bottom Line: Elder homicide is a fatal outcome of elder abuse and neglect.Multifactorial homicidal asphyxia in an elderly man by combination of three different mechanisms is an uncommon incident.This following case demonstrates a very unusual murder of 74-year-old man in his own residence.

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Affiliation: Department of Legal Medicine, Ministry of National Security, Jamaica.

ABSTRACT
Elder homicide is a fatal outcome of elder abuse and neglect. Multifactorial homicidal asphyxia in an elderly man by combination of three different mechanisms is an uncommon incident. This following case demonstrates a very unusual murder of 74-year-old man in his own residence. Crime scene visit and postmortem examination revealed that the victim was killed by combined effect of ligature strangulation, traumatic asphyxia and smothering by plastic bag.

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(a) The decedent was found in a closet, (b) Mouth and nose were covered by a black plastic bag. The body was tied by a car seat belt. Postmortem hypostasis was present on the anterior surface on the body
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Figure 1: (a) The decedent was found in a closet, (b) Mouth and nose were covered by a black plastic bag. The body was tied by a car seat belt. Postmortem hypostasis was present on the anterior surface on the body

Mentions: A 74-year-old man was found dead inside a closet of clothes in his residence. He was living alone in a single storied town house at suburban area. The police received a report from the neighbors about house breaking. When the police reached in that house, no one was inside. The entrance gate lock was broken. The police had to enter through the broken gate. The belongings were scattered over the floor of the bedroom but did not find the old in the house. On the next day, the police discovered the dead body of the old man in a closet while revisiting the scene [Figure 1a]. His mouth and nose were covered by a black plastic bag. The open ends of the bag were tied at the back of the neck. There was profuse bleeding from nostrils. His body was tied by a car seatbelt in semi prone position with flexed knees and elbows. Several knots were present, continued from the front of the neck through wrists, abdomen and ankles [Figure 1b].


Elder homicide by unique combination of different mechanisms of asphyxia.

Pramanik P - Int J Appl Basic Med Res (2015 Jan-Apr)

(a) The decedent was found in a closet, (b) Mouth and nose were covered by a black plastic bag. The body was tied by a car seat belt. Postmortem hypostasis was present on the anterior surface on the body
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Figure 1: (a) The decedent was found in a closet, (b) Mouth and nose were covered by a black plastic bag. The body was tied by a car seat belt. Postmortem hypostasis was present on the anterior surface on the body
Mentions: A 74-year-old man was found dead inside a closet of clothes in his residence. He was living alone in a single storied town house at suburban area. The police received a report from the neighbors about house breaking. When the police reached in that house, no one was inside. The entrance gate lock was broken. The police had to enter through the broken gate. The belongings were scattered over the floor of the bedroom but did not find the old in the house. On the next day, the police discovered the dead body of the old man in a closet while revisiting the scene [Figure 1a]. His mouth and nose were covered by a black plastic bag. The open ends of the bag were tied at the back of the neck. There was profuse bleeding from nostrils. His body was tied by a car seatbelt in semi prone position with flexed knees and elbows. Several knots were present, continued from the front of the neck through wrists, abdomen and ankles [Figure 1b].

Bottom Line: Elder homicide is a fatal outcome of elder abuse and neglect.Multifactorial homicidal asphyxia in an elderly man by combination of three different mechanisms is an uncommon incident.This following case demonstrates a very unusual murder of 74-year-old man in his own residence.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Legal Medicine, Ministry of National Security, Jamaica.

ABSTRACT
Elder homicide is a fatal outcome of elder abuse and neglect. Multifactorial homicidal asphyxia in an elderly man by combination of three different mechanisms is an uncommon incident. This following case demonstrates a very unusual murder of 74-year-old man in his own residence. Crime scene visit and postmortem examination revealed that the victim was killed by combined effect of ligature strangulation, traumatic asphyxia and smothering by plastic bag.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus