Analysis of suspected trace human remains from an indoor concrete surface.

@article{Zimmermann2008AnalysisOS,
  title={Analysis of suspected trace human remains from an indoor concrete surface.},
  author={Carolyn M. Zimmermann and Unige A Laskay and Glen P Jackson},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={
          1437-42
        }
}
This paper describes the sequence of analyses used to determine the nature of a stain located on the floor of room in the former Athens Mental Health and Retardation Hospital in Athens, OH. The location of the stain was reported to be the position in which a decomposing body was discovered on January 11, 1979. The current stain is found to contain strong evidence for both natural decomposition products and deliberate adulteration. Microscopic analyses, solubility tests, FTIR, ICP-OES, pyrolysis… CONTINUE READING
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