Category Archives: Difficult to Solve Murders

TOXIDROMES: Wet vs Dry Symptoms

In last week’s blog, I introduced the concept of toxidromes—defined as a group of specific symptoms and clues which medical examiners use to identify the specific substance used to poison a victim. In that blog, I discussed two of the … Continue reading

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Hydrofluoric Acid – The Flesh Eater

Last week’s blog was about an interesting acid that’s corrosive enough to destroy DNA evidence. A whimsical Facebook post—as a joke—by one of my friends regarding “how to get rid of the body in the basement” made me think of … Continue reading

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DEVIL’S BREATH – A New Global Threat!

This interesting chemical is alternately known as “the most dangerous drug in the world” and “the scariest drug in the world.” Devil’s Breath is a powerful drug that is currently being dealt with on the streets of Columbia. It’s a … Continue reading

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Brain-Eating Amoeba

As we wind down our summer activities, I recall seeing several cases in the news of people acquiring serious infections from swimming in contaminated lakes and improperly treated pools. These events remind me of the lethal dangers of recreational water illnesses … Continue reading

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Inert Gases Can Lead To Murder!

Awhile back, I saw an interesting murder plot on television. The scenario involved a wealthy man who had his home office designed such that it was similar to an impenetrable vault—both for security and privacy purposes. The room was so … Continue reading

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