Identification of a suicide victim by facial reconstruction

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dc.contributor.author Phillips V.M.
dc.contributor.author Rosendorff S.
dc.contributor.author Scholtz H.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-15T16:01:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-15T16:01:58Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology
dc.identifier.citation 14
dc.identifier.citation 2
dc.identifier.issn 0258414X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/12243
dc.description.abstract Facial reconstruction is used in an attempt to identify an individual by a three dimensional representation of the facial features using the skull as the foundation after metrical and non-metrical analysis to determine age, race and gender. The skeletonized remains of a female who was reported missing six years previously were recovered from the summit of Table Mountain in Cape Town. Some personal possessions were also recovered, one of which was a shark tooth pendant which the victim's parents recognized. Although there were distinctive dental features, the antemortem dental records had been lost during the initial investigation which therefore precluded identification by this means. However, positive identification was required and facial reconstruction on the skull was undertaken which the parents duly identified. The method used for facial reconstruction is described.
dc.subject adult
dc.subject age determination
dc.subject article
dc.subject case report
dc.subject craniofacial morphology
dc.subject dentistry
dc.subject female
dc.subject forensic identification
dc.subject gender
dc.subject human
dc.subject medical record
dc.subject priority journal
dc.subject race
dc.subject skeleton
dc.subject skull
dc.subject south africa
dc.subject suicide
dc.subject Face
dc.subject Facial Bones
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Forensic Anthropology
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Sculpture
dc.subject Suicide
dc.title Identification of a suicide victim by facial reconstruction
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Article


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