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Jan 07, 2011
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3D fingerprint from cadavers
by: Anonymous

I found several techniques, including the acrylate fuming technique (mentioned above), mutilation, skin peeling, black powder etc, to acquire fingerprint of the dead people. Just for clarification, I am referring to acquiring the fingerprints of the deceased, not the fingerprint left by the abuser. I am exploring the possibilities of taking 3D fingerprints of the deceased. I have found 3D fingerprint technologies of living people. But, is anyone aware of 3D fingerprinting of the deceased?

Jun 11, 2010
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It Has Been Done
by: McGruff

In Palm Beach County, FL, Crime Scene Investigator Sergeant James Hamilton (now deceased) of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office lifted a latent fingerprint from the innner thigh of a deceased child in a tragic sexual battery-murder case. This was done in the mid-1980's. Hamilton went around the world lecturing on how it was done and was successful in reproducing the results which involved the use of cyanoacrylate (Super Glue).

Mar 15, 2009
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Obtaining Fingerprints from Dead Body
by: Anonymous

During both my Criminology class and Advanced Friction Ridge class, this topic has been discussed and it is possible to obtain fingerprints from a dead body by superglue fuming the entire body enclosed in a tent. Seen this done on a body that had been involved in a domestic violence case and the fingerprints of her abuser appeared around both upper arm areas where he had grabbed her and held both arms. There are variable circumstances as to this being successful but has been achieved.

Dec 03, 2008
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more details
by: mohammad said

please i want to know more detailed answer about the techniques used to detect fingerprints on soft tissues ex. the criminal's fingerprints on the victim's skin

Dec 01, 2008
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Just rub
by: WFR

Fingerprints on virtually surfaces can be rubbed off. Just go over the surfaces on the body likely to have been touched with a washcloth or rag. Personal wipes containing alcohol or aloe would also work. I hope this query was not related to an immediate problem.

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