Time since death determinations of human cadavers using soil solution.

  title={Time since death determinations of human cadavers using soil solution.},
  author={Arpad A Vass and William M Bass and Jeff D Wolt and J E Foss and John T Ammons},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={37 5},
This study was conducted to collect data on specific volatile fatty acids (produced from soft tissue decomposition) and various anions and cations (liberated from soft tissue and bone), deposited in soil solution underneath decomposing human cadavers as an aid in determining the "time since death." Seven nude subjects (two black males, a white female and four white males) were placed within a decay research facility at various times of the year and allowed to decompose naturally. Data were… CONTINUE READING
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