Importance of examination of the clothed victim: Fingerprint identification of assailant from skin fragment on knifing victim's clothing


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Abstract

During the examination of the outer garments of a stabbing victim, a small piece of skin from the assailant's finger was discovered on the shirt. This evidence provided the decisive link leading to the speedy arrest and conviction of the murderer. The danger of excessive utilization of the services at autopsy of mortuary attendants is stressed

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