- Jul 10, 2009
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Everything I have read leads me to believe that Caylee's body was in Casey's trunk longer than 2.6 days. Can anyone help me here? And Mods I am new to the board so if this is a duplicate thread, please merge.
Bodies of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years old have occasionally been discovered preserved in peat bogs or in ice. The skin appears like tanned leather as though the bodies have been mummified.
This is a result of the formation of 'grave wax', 'mortuary fat' or adipocere. It's a greyish-white or yellow waxy substance that forms when the fatty parts of the body decay in the presence of water. The changes to the fats can occur quite quickly in the right conditions and inhibit the growth of bacteria, protecting the body from decomposition. It begins to form about a month after death and can persist for centuries. An exposed body is unlikely to form grave wax.
"An exposed, infested body or a body in a warm environment is unlikely to form deposits of adipocere (Grave wax)."
Thank you J for merging.