Hal’s answers 5

Hal Brown

Greetings all!  I’ve selected eight representative examples of post-mortem ocular descriptions from previous medical-legal death examinations, to help bring into perspective some of the previous discussion points regarding post-mortem ocular changes.  Hope these are helpful!  -Hal 1.     The eyes are closed, irides are brown, corneas are moist and clear, and the conjunctivae have no petechiae. […]

Hal’s answers 4

Hal Brown

WARNING: this post includes graphic images! Jason asked: “What about drugs-usage? Don’t some drugs ‘contract’ the pupils? Or, would you not be able to say for sure what the normal pupil size was in the first place – so you can’t say if the pupil is contracted or dilated? But perhaps in case of OD, […]

Recap #cclivechat April 29, 2011

Recap #cclivechat April 29, 2011. We started off today by thanking DCC’s collaborators and webmaster for their time, for sharing their knowledge, and for caring about decade old cases. The first case we discussed was the Holly Bobo case. Joe has a post on his blog about her case and of course, the case can be found in the media […]

Hal’s answers 3

Hal Brown

WARNING: this post contains graphic photography! ________________________________________ Bluedog89 asked about lifting fingerprints from an eye and also can an eye capture an image at the time of death. Wow… interesting questions! Frankly, I am no fingerprint expert.  Richard Case or Joe Giacalone could speak with far greater authority on this topic, then myself. I am […]

Hal’s answers 2

Hal Brown

Hello Miriam, You mentioned the difficulty with regard to post-mortem changes in cadavers retrieved from aquatic environments; I most certainly agree with you!  Decedents located in aquatic environments present multiple challenges. Marine scavengers will change the presentation of any dead organic matter rather quickly, as they consider the dead human body a fresh food source […]

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