Medical Examiner Question

Photo Credit: Brett L

Photo Credit: Brett L

Can a Medical Examiner determine how someone died if their body was buried beneath a building (or walled into building) for 25 years? Specifically, if the person was stabbed to death multiple times?

Could the actual number of stab wounds be determined? Would the cuts have to have pierced through the flesh to the bone? What, if anything can be found (DNA) determined by the clothing?


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