Persistence of DNA on clothes after exposure to water for different time periods—a study on bathtub, pond, and river

@article{Helmus2017PersistenceOD,
  title={Persistence of DNA on clothes after exposure to water for different time periods—a study on bathtub, pond, and river},
  author={Janine Helmus and Sarah Zorell and Thomas Bajanowski and Micaela Poetsch},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={132},
  pages={99-106}
}
DNA traces on clothes of drowned bodies can provide important evidence for police investigations, especially in cases of suspected suicides or homicides. However, it is generally assumed that the water “erodes” a large part of the DNA depending especially on the exposure time. In forensic casework, DNA of suspects could be found frequently on clothes of drowned bodies after hours, sometimes days of exposure to water. This study was conducted to attempt a general statement about the conditions… CONTINUE READING
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