Year: 1987 Source: Journal of Forensic Sciences, v.32, (March 1987), p.565-566 SIEC No: 19870400

The presence of smeared or unsmeared ink on the skin resulting from the writing process has been observed in a number of suicide victims who have left suicide notes. The authors report a case of a palmar “cutaneous ink sign” & discuss its forensic science import. (3 refs)