Criminal burning.


We report a study of 40 burnt bodies on which an autopsy was carried out at the Institut de Médecine Légale in Lyon (28 men/12 women, average age = 41 years, minimum age = 3 years, maximum age = 86 years). Criminal deaths (31%) represented the second cause of death after accidents (52%), and before suicide (16%). Criminal burning seemed mainly to be means… (More)