An unusual suicide with a safety razor blade--a case report.
ABSTRACT A 29-year-old male was found dead lying in a pool of blood inside a community toilet locked from inside. The individual is alleged to have committed suicide by cutting his throat with a safety razor blade, which was found at the scene by the investigating police authority. The deceased, as per his relatives, was suffering from depression for the last few days.
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ABSTRACT: A 43-year-old woman was found dead inside the bathtub in a sitting position with a knife embedded in chest. Multiple sharp force wounds were present: 4 stab wounds in the sternal region, 2 cut wounds in the neck, several longitudinal and transverse cuts in the arms. Scene circumstances and autopsy findings pointed toward a suicidal etiology. The case presented some particular aspects that allowed us to identify the mechanism of production of the lethal thoracic wound and to partially reconstruct the time-sequence of injuries.Forensic science international 01/2009; 184(1-3):e12-5. · 2.10 Impact Factor