Autopsy report enough to solve case

Discussion in 'JonBenet Ramsey' started by gls, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. gls

    gls New Member

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    This is not a DNA case. A carefull analysis of the autopsy report is enough to solve the case.

    It tells us among other things that:

    1. JB´s skull fracture was an accident

    2. JB bled internally which means she was alive after the skull fracture, probably in a coma

    3. JB died of strangulation

    4. JB´s body was in rigor mortis when found at about 1:00 PM, meaning that she died at least 8-10 hours before she was found. This would put the TOD at about 4-5:00 AM.

    If a prosecutor concentrates on solving the case using the autopsy report and not DNA, it will become apparent that the crime was an inside job thus eliminating an intruder.
     
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  3. julianne

    julianne Former Member

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    1. There is no way to know for sure if the skull fracture was an accident, and the autopsy does not state that it was.

    2. When the onset of rigor mortis occurs is not a set amount of time, as there are different variables involved. It can occur in as little as 15 minutes after death, and as much as several hours after death.

    Also, full rigor mortis is effect for a period of up to 36 hours.
     
  4. Trocaria

    Trocaria New Member

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    I would just like to add my mortician's 2 cents here:

    Rigor Mortis, the postmortem stiffening of the muscles and only the muscles of the body, can be observed in the average body 2 to 4 hours after death.

    A child's body will not only cool, (algor mortis), more quickly than an adult, the child's body may begin the rigor process more quickly as well. The less muscle there is to deal with, the faster the onset of rigor.

    Rigor starts at the head, lasts anywhere from 36 to 72 hours and then releases from the head on down.

    The state of rigor is not always the surest way to detirmine time of death.
     

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