The analysis of cremains: A case study involving the inappropriate disposal of mortuary remains.

@article{Murray1993TheAO,
  title={The analysis of cremains: A case study involving the inappropriate disposal of mortuary remains.},
  author={Kathleen A. Murray and Jerome C. Rose},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={1993},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={98-103}
}
Cremation as a method of body disposition has increased over the last two decades. Mishandling of the remains is bringing the analysis of cremains to the attention of forensic anthropologists. The destruction of skeletal components by heat, and mechanical reduction, make the analysis of cremains difficult. Three years after receiving cremains believed to be that of their mother, a family received a second set of cremains that were also purported to be those of their mother. Questioning whether… CONTINUE READING