Estimating the Post-Mortem Interval of skeletonized remains: The use of Infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectro-microscopy

Dudley Creagh, Alyce Cameron

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Abstract

When skeletonized remains are found it becomes a police task to determine to identify the body and establish the cause of death. It assists investigators if the Post-Mortem Interval (PMI) can be established. Hitherto no reliable qualitative method of estimating the PMI has been found. A quantitative method has yet to be developed. This paper shows that IR spectroscopy and Raman microscopy have the potential to form the basis of a quantitative method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Volume137
Early online date11 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017

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