So I'm doing some massive rewrites of my WIP right now, since the querying hasn't been going exceptionally well. Trying to tighten and polish a bit.

It's 1986, and my detective is working on a case that is 70 years old. A skeleton has been unearthed from 1916, and the ME is letting him know about all the particulars of possible cause of death.

They have not found any weapons nearby, nor any shell casings or things of that nature. Does anyone know if you can identify a broken neck by the neck bones of a skeleton? I wasn't sure if it was one of the actual bones that was broken, or massive musculature/spinal cord interworkings that was severed that would have degraded after all that time.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?