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Autopsies DeathStages of Decomp

Lividity & Rigor

Algor & Entomology

100 100 100 100 100

200 200 200 200 200

300 300 300 300 300

400 400 400 400 400

500 500 500 500 500

FJ

Person who performs the autopsy

Who is the pathologist (coroner, medical examiner)?

Autopsies for 100

Purpose of the autopsy

What is to determine the cause of death?

Autopsies for 200

Things to look for during autopsy of suspect arson

victim

What are inflamed edges around wounds, soot in the lungs,

presence of carbon monoxide in bloodstream?

Autopsies for 300

Things to look for during autopsy of suspected

drowning victim

What are water in the lungs and stomach, swollen lungs, bleeding

in the lungs?

Autopsies for 400

Describe the process that occurs during an autopsy

What is an external examination, Y incision, removal of organs,

draining of stomach and intestines, removal of the brain?

Autopsies for 500

The 4 manners of death

What are homicide, suicide, natural and accidental?

Death for 100

An intoxicated woman runs over her husband 4

timesThe manner of death

What is Homicide?

Death for 200

Difference between cause and mechanism of death

What is that cause is what happens to the body and mechanism is

what happens in the body?

Death for 300

A woman takes a full bottle of Xanax intentionally. The Xanax slows her bodily

functions enough to stop her heart

Manner, cause and mechanism

What are suicide, drug overdose and heart failure?

Death for 400

Andrea Yates killed her four children by drowning in a

bathtub in their houseManner, cause and mechanism

What are homicide, drowning and asphyxiation?

Death for 500

The 5 stages of decomposition, in order

What are initial decay, putrefaction, black putrefaction, butyric

fermentation and dry decay?

Stages of Decomp for 100

Physical characteristics of the body you would expect to see during dry decay

What is the body would be composed mainly of hair and

bones?

Stages of decomp for 200

Estimate the time of death of a body that would have

a cheesy smell

What is 20-50 days?

Stages of Decomp for 300

A body found in an air-conditioned house or a body found outside in a field in 50°

weather

The body that decomposes faster

What is the body found in a field (access to insects)?

Stages of decomp for 400

DAILY DOUBLE

An avalanche occurs in Colorado. A skier was trapped in the snow. When the body is found, there is no visible

sign of decomposition

Length of time since the avalanche occurred

What is 0-6 days (cold slows down decomposition)?

Stages of Decomp for 500

Time when lividity begins

What is two hours?

Lividity and Rigor for 100

A body is found in bed and his back is purplish-red. When touched, the area

turns white

Estimated time of death

What is 2-8 hours?

Lividity and Rigor for 200

Rigor is present in the head, neck and torso

Estimated time of death

What is 4-8 hours?

Lividity and Rigor for 300

Rigor is not present in a body; the body has a

purplish-red color in the feet and lower part of the legs

Estimated time of death

What is more than 36 hours?

Lividity and Rigor for 400

A young female is found lying on her back with her feet hanging off the bed. Rigor is present in the arms, legs and

torso

Is lividity present? Where? Permanent?

What is lividity would be permanent and present in feet and back?

Lividity and Rigor for 500

Normal body temperature

What is 98.6° F?

Algor and Entomology for 100

Insects that are used in determining time of death

What are flies and beetles?

Algor and Forensic Entomology for 200

Describe the life cycle of a fly

What is egg instar 1 instar 2 instar 3 pupa adult fly ?

Algor and Forensic Entomology for 300

Current body temperature is 89.2° F

Time of death

What is 6.7 hours?

Algor and Entomology for 400

Current body temperature of 76.5° F

Time of death

What is 19.6 hours?

Algor and Entomology for 500

Current body temperature of 84.2° F

Time of death; stage of rigor; presence of lividity

What is 10.3 hours; rigor present in everything but the legs; lividity is

permanent?

FINAL JEOPARDY