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Meaning, manner, mechanism, cause and time
Remember the season finale, he was hung.
9 Ways of Estimating Actual Time of Death:
1. Algor mortis
or (postmortem lividity)
* Is a settling of the blood in the lower portion of the body
** Causing a purplish red discoloration of the skin.
*** Discoloration does not occur in the areas of the body that are in contact with the ground or another object,
The American carrion beetle, Necrophila americana.
Although this beetle is primarily nocturnal,
it is commonly observed on the upper surfaces of a body during the daylight hours.
Large aggregations of these beetles have been observed, and they can sometimes be as numerous as flies.
The sexton beetle,Nicrophorus orbicollis. The sexton beetles are generally nocturnal and
are typically found under a body or in the soil immediately surrounding the remains during the daylight hours.