Concealment of the body in drug deaths

D. A. Hawley, D. J. Doedens, J. L. McClain, J. E. Pless

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Discovery of a concealed body often leads to the assumption that the manner of death was homicide. However, in cases where death has resulted from illicit drug use or drug abuse, the body may be concealed to protect persons involved in drug abuse or drug marketing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-499
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Genetics

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