Blunt Trauma Cases

Gunshot Wounds
FIGURE 4.1 Determining the manner of death in falls from great heights may be difficult. See next photo.
Autopsy Gunshot Wounds
FIGURE 4.3 There were few visible external injuries to the body. Autopsy revealed significant head trauma. See next photo.
Gunshot Wound
FIGURE 4.2 The body of a young man was discovered on the ground at the base of this cliff directly beneath the investigator wearing the yellow jacket. See next photo.
Traumatic Gunshot Wounds
FIGURE 4.4 The manner of death was determined in part by the finding of an old scar and a recent incised wound on the decedent's right wrist. Investigation also revealed the decedent had been despondent.
Picture Incised Wound
FIGURE 4.5 This man was working on a tower when he fell over 200' to his death. He had numerous injuries to his trunk and extremities. See next photo.
Traumatic Gunshot Wounds

FIGURE 4.7 This shows the extent of the force. The bone came through his boot.

Massive Head Injury Death Pictures
FIGURE 4.8 A man was found dead on the sidewalk with massive head trauma. See next photo.

FIGURE 4.7 This shows the extent of the force. The bone came through his boot.

Traumatic Gunshot Wounds
FIGURE 4.9 On top of the building above the decedent, a pulley device with counterweights had been knocked over by high winds. See next photo.
Man Who Fellmoff Building
FIGURE 4.10 This is the metal counterweight which fell off the building and struck the man in the head.
Woman Blows Man Head Off
FIGURE 4.12 The brain after the skull has been removed. Both a subdural hemorrhage and contrecoup contusions were present. See next photo.
Shot Wounds Hemorrhage
FIGURE 4.11 This man fell at his home. The impressive amount of blood at the scene proves his death was not sudden. See next photo.
Brain Dead Gore Scenes
FIGURE 4.13 A closer view of the subdural hemorrhage. He also had a hypertensive bleed into his brainstem which caused him to fall and receive his other injuries.
Gunshot Injuries Pictures
FIGURE 4.14 An elderly woman was sexually assaulted and killed by multiple blows to the head. See next photo.
Gunshot Wounds The Head

FIGURE 4.16 A pattern was discovered on the decendent's face. See next photo.

Facial Gunshot Wounds
FIGURE 4.17 The suspect was wearing a pair of these boots. See next photo.
FIGURE 4.18 The sole of the boot. See next photo.
Gunshot Wound Patterns
FIGURE 4.19 Fingerprint powder was placed over the sole and the pattern was copied onto a transparency. See next photo.
The Morgue Gunshot Wounds
FIGURE 4.21 An elderly woman was abducted and killed. She was buried for approximately ten days. See next photo.
Gunshot Wound
FIGURE 4.22 The body had not decomposed much at the time of its removal from the burial site. It was transferred to the morgue and placed in refrigeration. See next photo.
Fingerprinting Decomposed Body
FIGURE 4.20 The transparency was placed over the face and the comparison was thought to be a match. The examiner could not prove with certainty the suspect's boot caused the injury; however, he could say with certainty that a boot with a similar sole made the mark.
Scalp Wound Skull Fracture
FIGURE 4.23 The autopsy was performed the next day. The body had significantly decomposed within the day after discovery. There were lacerations of the scalp and obvious fractures of the skull. See next photo.

FIGURE 4.25 It was not until the skull was cleaned that the numerous semicircular patterns became evident. The woman had been struck numerous times with a hammer.

Gunshot Wounds Women
FIGURE 4.27 The cash register and safe had been opened. See next photo.
Gunshot Gunshot Cash Register Noise
FIGURE 4.29 The man was in the cooler. He had been struck in the head multiple times, although law enforcement thought he and the others had been shot with shotguns because of the tremendous damage and amount of blood. See next photo.
Hammer Skull Fracture
FIGURE 4.32 The fractures to the skull allowed an easier diagnosis to be made regarding the weapon. The depressed fracture was the typical circular pattern made by a hammer. See next photo.
Blunt Traume Weapons
FIGURE 4.30 The two women were in the bathroom. Both had been killed in that location. See next photo.
Female Head Shot Wounds
FIGURE 4.31 All three had been struck in the head with a hammer. The wounds were all on the left side as on this woman. See next photo.
Blunt Trauma
FIGURE 4.33 One of the women was stabbed in the hand with a screwdriver, in addition to being struck in the head.
Woman With Gunshot The Head
FIGURE 4.34 This elderly woman was discovered dead in her kitchen. There were no signs of struggle in any other room; however, the house had been ransacked. See next photo.
Women Morgue Table Image
FIGURE 4.36 The body on the autopsy table. See next photo.
Autopsy Gunshot Wounds
FIGURE 4.38 Her hands were tied with three different articles of clothing. See next photo.
Woman Stabbed Morgue Photo
FIGURE 4.35 A closer view of the body on the kitchen floor as she was discovered. See next photo.
Gunshot Wounds
FIGURE 4.37 There was a bedspread wrapped around her head under the bag. See next photo.

FIGURE 4.39 Her hands were swollen due to the constriction of the wrists by the ligatures. See next photo.

Ligature StrangulationMultiple Blunt Forced Injuries Head
FIGURE 4.41 The injury to this elbow and one like it to the other elbow suggest the woman had her hands bound behind her when she was forced to the floor. See next photo.
Images Seborrheic Dermatitis Elbow

FIGURE 4.42 There were multiple blunt impacts to the face. See next photo.

FIGURE 4.42 There were multiple blunt impacts to the face. See next photo.

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Elbow Impact Injuries

FIGURE 4.44 The degree of subscalpular hemorrhage illustrates the numerous impact injuries. She was not struck just a couple of times. See next photo.

Subscalpular Hemorrhage
FIGURE 4.45 The subscalpular hemorrhages were more impressive on the right side. See next photo.

FIGURE 4.44 The degree of subscalpular hemorrhage illustrates the numerous impact injuries. She was not struck just a couple of times. See next photo.

Traumatic Gunshot Wounds
FIGURE 4.47 The hemorrhage was caused by a fracture of the neck (arrow). The fracture was caused by a violent hyperextension of the decedent's head.
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