Year: 1991 Source: Journal of Forensic Sciences, v.36, no.6, (November 1991), p.1753-1759 SIEC No: 19911446

Because of a lack of knowledge on the part of many people, including professionals, about autoerotic activities & the fact that this type of fatality shares common characteristics with suicide & homicide, these cases are often misinterpreted. The authors present a case of autoerotic accidental asphyxial death which was initially misinterpreted as suicide. (25 refs.)