Year: 2001 Source: Forensic Science International, v.123, no.2-3, (1 December 2001), p.150-158 SIEC No: 20020786

Between 1992-1996, 89 unidentified bodies/skulls found in Danish waters were investigated at the three University Institutes of Forensic Medicine in Denmark. Males constituted 79% of the total material. Totally, 73 bodies and one skull were identified, 57% of which were Danes. In 71% of cases, the cause of death was presumably drowning, in 5%, severe lesions (precipitation) and in 25%, cause was unknown. In Danes, suicide predominated (71%) while in non-Danes, accidents were the main cause of death (56%). (11 refs.)