Journal of
Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine

  • Abbreviation: J. Clin. Pathol. Forensic Med.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2405
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 29

Short Communication

Investigation of concealed homicide and establishment of positive identification

Mohammed Iliyas Sheikh
Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research (SMIMER), Opposite Bombay Market, Umarwada, Surat – 395010 Gujarat, India. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 20 October 2010
  •  Published: 31 January 2011


Investigation of homicide is very difficult, starting from pointing out the culprit to collection of positive evidences in favour of the case. More difficulties arise when the evidences are destroyed or the body of offence concealed, by throwing the body in the outskirts or burning or mutilating by the accused. A case is discussed here, having more or less same observations. Various aspects about cause of death, establishment of positive identification etc. are discussed in this paper.


Key words: Homicide, skeletonization, superimposition, positive identification, DNA typing.