Suicidal Fatality from Azide Ingestion.

  title={Suicidal Fatality from Azide Ingestion.},
  author={Robert Meatherall and Curtis J Oleschuk},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={60 6},
A 35-year-old man ingested an unknown amount of sodium azide and died within 2 h. The postmortem interval was 3 days. No alcohol or drugs were found in the blood and urine. Azide was derivatized in the peripheral blood, urine, and vitreous fluid with propionic anhydride. A portion of the headspace was injected onto a gas chromatograph with a nitrogen… CONTINUE READING