Year: 2003 Source: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, v.24, no.2, (June 2003), p.107-113 SIEC No: 20030683

This article presents two cases that demonstrate characteristic investigative & autopsy findings associated with suicidal explosive deaths unrelated to acts of terrorism. The authors focus on the importance of evidence recovery, victim history, documentation of injury patterns, & other factors in the medicolegal death investigator’s reconstuction of the event, separating accidental & homicidal explosive-related deaths from this uncommon form of suicide. (15 refs)