William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Wednesday, 9, September, 2009

Graduate Class #7

Filed under: Forensics,Teaching — williamthecoroner @ 20:19

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones. What animals can be mistaken for human materials, how to differentiate animal bones (which we don’t care about) from human bones, and the story of the baby (?) in the incinerator shaft.

The baby’s skull looked like this: lamb_lat The coroner’s people knew in an instant that it wasn’t a human baby, I’m very surprised that the cops did not. I’d hate to see what their kids looked like.

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3 Comments »

  1. Hmm… let’s see if I remember…

    Bear, dear, large canines… (oh dear, have to cheat with notes)…

    I won’t spoil the rest of the list for other commentees to guess (4 more by my notes).

    Comment by mholzmann — Friday, 11, September, 2009 @ 00:08 | Reply

  2. No upper incisors? I’d guess ungulate of some kind -a lamb? a kid goat?

    Comment by mackrelmint — Thursday, 17, September, 2009 @ 12:08 | Reply

    • Yeah, someone’s Easter dinner.

      Comment by williamthecoroner — Thursday, 17, September, 2009 @ 12:38


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