Detecting Pregnancy in A Corpse

by Bernadette Pruitt
(Wichita Falls, TX, USA)

Photo Credit:  Matt Brett

Photo Credit: Matt Brett

I'm writing a suspense novel and would like to know:

Is it possible to determine if someone was in the first trimester of pregnancy if the corpse is in an advanced state of decomposition (i.e., not much left but a skeleton)?

If the body is only partially decomposed, would it be possible to determine paternity of the fetus through DNA testing?

Thank you.

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