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jackstr952
06-04-2012, 07:09 PM
Does anyone know what evidence would suggest and/or confirm a victim's body was moved after death?

Regards,
Jack.

job
06-04-2012, 07:47 PM
The settling of blood in the body might work, depending on the period between death and moving and between death and the examination of the body.

This question leads me to wonder how much background research you've done for your story. If you haven't done much, you might look at references like this (http://www.amazon.com/The-Crime-Writers-Reference-Guide/dp/0941188493) or this (http://www.amazon.com/Police-Procedure-Investigation-Writers-Howdunit/dp/1582974551/ref=pd_sim_b_1) or similar. Some of them may be available in your local library or through library loan.

gothicangel
06-04-2012, 07:47 PM
Does anyone know what evidence would suggest and/or confirm a victim's body was moved after death?

Regards,
Jack.

I see you have three threads with questions on MTS. You would be better off getting a Mod to move the threads to either the MTS or Research sub-forums.

little_e
06-04-2012, 08:11 PM
Tons. Scrape marks on the body suggesting it was dragged; dirt, fibers, or other debris on it from the original location; the body not lying in a natural-looking way for someone to have died; body in a trash bag; bits of blood and/or other materials found elsewhere; etc.

Pick up a book on forensics.

dangerousbill
06-04-2012, 11:27 PM
Does anyone know what evidence would suggest and/or confirm a victim's body was moved after death?

All the canceled postage stamps on the forehead.

There are some excellent writer's guides to forensics and police procedure out there.

I've got these two in my library:

http://www.amazon.com/Howdunit-Forensics-D-P-Lyle/dp/1582974748/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1338837947&sr=8-2

http://www.amazon.com/Police-Procedure-Investigation-Writers-Howdunit/dp/1582974551/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338838005&sr=1-1

frimble3
06-05-2012, 03:40 AM
All the canceled postage stamps on the forehead?
You've been following the news out of Canada, then?

dangerousbill
06-05-2012, 10:20 AM
You've been following the news out of Canada, then?

Uh, no. What's the buzz?

Cath
06-05-2012, 01:46 PM
Jack, what's the setting?

If the body is found outside there could be evidence in the surrounding greenery, inside would need different clues.

WeaselFire
06-05-2012, 04:02 PM
All the canceled postage stamps on the forehead.

You owe me a latte. Mine just involuntarily spit out all over my desk.

:)

Jeff

WeaselFire
06-05-2012, 04:05 PM
Uh, no. What's the buzz?
Google "Canadian Cannibal."

By the way, they caught him yesterday in Germany. Somebody probably already has a book deal in the works.

Jeff

jackstr952
06-05-2012, 04:32 PM
Cath - body was found outside - don't need much here, just a clue or two.

frimble3
06-06-2012, 01:24 AM
Uh, no. What's the buzz?
Like WeaselFire said. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/foot-hand-discovered-in-mail-155610665.html

A foot was mailed to a political party, and the Post Office found some more. But, a brief but effective manhunt tracked the suspect down in Germany.
Tip for people in flight: Don't stop in a public cafe to Google yourself.

kelzey2
06-06-2012, 04:42 PM
Livor mortis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livor_mortis