CCJs 420 Medical And Legal Investigation Of Death

Review the scene photos below.

From the perspective of a death scene investigator:

  1. Write a descriptive narrative of the decedent and the scene (this should paint the picture for someone that was not on scene and has not seen the photos)
  2. Identify 3 items of potential evidence, other than the body itself, and explain how each item may help with determining cause of death, manner of death, positive ID of the decedent, and/or locating the legal next-of-kin.
  3. Describe and explain what information or records you will need, how the information or records will assist with determining cause of death, manner of death, positively identifying the decedent, and locating the legal next-of-kin. Additionally, describe who or what agency or organization can provide the information or records.