Author(s): Zugibe FT, Costello JT, Zugibe FT, Costello JT
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Abstract Proposed methods for softening mummified fingers have been either unsuccessful in adequately softening the fingers or have been highly destructive. A simple technique based on an entirely new concept utilizing disodium ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid in a detergent solution adjusted to a pH of 7.5 has been successfully used to obtain satisfactory to good fingerprints over the past ten years in every case attempted.
This article was published in J Forensic Sci
and referenced in Journal of Forensic Research