Insects In Soil Underneath Decomposing Carcass

by Betty

Photo Credit: Rami

Photo Credit: Rami

If you were to find that a certain unidentified insect increases on a certain day in decomposition in the soil beneath a decomposing carcass, what use is that in estimating time since death? How is that valuable to forensic entomologists in estimating the overall time since death?

If you found a body on these specific days then that would be useful in determining time since death but if you found it at any other stage then how would it be useful?

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