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Feb 15, 2010
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by: Forensic Mentor

HI there. I would say that in a living victim after about about 48-72 hours the drainage starts to shed the seminal fluid and sperm. Sperm last longer than the actual fluid, and may last up to 10 days prior to collection in a dead victim, but the usual rule of thumb is under 72 hours.

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