Narrowing down the time of death

Narrowing down the time of death

Estimating someone’s time of death can be a complicated and vague affair, with important ramifications – especially if it’s suspicious.

And let’s face it, as wryly noted on Coroner Talk, perpetrators are highly unlikely to check the time they committed a homicide and wouldn’t let on even if they did.

Scientists say they have now devised a simplified, versatile numerical model to predict body cooling and thus the time elapsed since death (the post-mortem interval), reporting their findings in the journal Science Advances.


Published by Cosmos.

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