alexa A case of "precocious" mummification.
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Journal of Forensic Research

Author(s): Marella GL, Perfetti E, Manciocchi S, Arcudi G

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Mummification is a peculiar transformative process consisting of the total drying of the body soft tissues. It is produced, in particular conditions, between 6 and 12 months after death. "Precocious" mummification has been reported in countries where recorded weather conditions are more extreme than in Italy, in a confined environment, or with particular micro-climate conditions. Here we present a case of mummification produced in a central region of Italy in four weeks. We also analyze conditions allowing for the rapidity of this phenomenon

This article was published in Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine and referenced in Journal of Forensic Research

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