Fatal Falls from a Height: Two Case Studies

  title={Fatal Falls from a Height: Two Case Studies},
  author={Rod Cross},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
  • R. Cross
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Forensic Sciences
ABSTRACT: Two case studies are presented involving fatal falls of adult females from a height. One involved a launch at low speed from a balcony, and one involved a launch at high speed from the top of a cliff. Crime scene evidence obtained on the balcony itself provided a strong indication of homicide, but subsequent investigation showed that the fall was accidental. No crime scene evidence was obtained for the cliff fall since the fall initially appeared to be just another suicide from a… 
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