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FSC239 Jan 11 2011
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Department
Forensic Science
Course
FSC239Y5
Professor
Cahn
Semester
Winter

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FSC239thJan 11Recovery of Human Remains in a Fatal Fire Setting and the Role of the Fire MarshallFata Firesshould every fatal fire be approached as homicidesLinkage between the fire and death investigationsprejudging the fire and the death as accidental and treating the scene accordingly is a major problemfire can be accidental incendiary or undeterminedthe death can be accidental natural suicidal or homicidalthe responsibility of the investigative team is to determine the cause of both and the link between the twoDehaanPremature Removal of the Bodyonce the fire is under control and unable to inflict further damage to the body there is nothing to be gained and much to be lost in the way of burn pattern analysis body fragments projectiles clothing and trace evidence by the undocumented and hurried removal of the remainsPathologistpathologists are not trained in fire investigationtheir job is to determine the cause of deathto assist the pathologist deliver as much of the victim as possible to the autopsyFire Protection and Prevention Act2
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