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Suicide by multiple blunt head traumatisation using a stone

, : Suicide by multiple blunt head traumatisation using a stone. Forensic Science International 214(1-3): E47-E50

Apart from collisions with road or rail vehicles and falls from height, self inflicted blunt force is a rare suicide method and mainly seen in psychiatric patients. The paper presents a rare case of suicide by active blunt force. A 68-year-old man committed suicide by repeatedly hitting his head with a stone. He sustained a craniocerebral trauma and finally died from hypothermia due to the low outdoor temperature. According to the relatives, the man was not diagnosed with a mental disorder or suicidal tendencies. Uncommon manners of self-harm are challenging for those involved in the investigation, and a differentiation between suicide, accident and homicide can only be made in synopsis of all findings.


PMID: 21908113

DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.08.014

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