Post Mortem Changes in Hair Colour

by Feral
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Photo Credit: Mag3737

Photo Credit: Mag3737

I am looking for scientific articles on post mortem changes in hair colour due to high acidity/ammonia in bodily fluids. I saw something on Television about a woman who was placed in a wooden crate in a garage. She was partially mummified when investigators found her.

She had a pink type dress on. Her hair was normally almost black, but parts of it had been bleached to the point where it was orange, and in some places blond. The dye from her dress had even transferred the pink colour on parts where it was blond. Curriously, it had also slightly changed the texture from kinky to wavy. Any links to websites, or journal/book sources would be fantastic.

Thank you.

Click here to post comments

Return to Forensic Q & A.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.